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The United States is already voting (and a lot)


The context of the pandemic has moved 70 million people to anticipate their vote, projecting a record turnout that could benefit Biden

Dozens of people wait in line to vote early in the presidential elections in Augusta in October.Michael Holahan / AP

Voting in a pandemic should be more difficult.

In fact, it is: more risk, longer waits, more complicated logistics, with fewer people willing to work on it just when it is needed most.

And yet participation estimates for 2020 reach levels that, if met, would not have been seen in more than a century: around 154 million, or 65% according to the benchmark forecaster Nate Silver.

It is not just a prediction: it is already happening.

As of October 26, more than 60 million people have exercised their right.

It's as if half of those who voted in 2016 had already done so with ...

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