The U.S. Elections Project said on Monday that more than 96 million Americans have already voted ahead of Tuesday’s election — almost twice the number from four years ago.
According to the independent election monitor, by early Monday afternoon, 61 million mail-in ballots have been received and 35 million voters have cast ballots at in-person early voting centers. The total number of people who voted early during the 2016 campaign was 50 million.
A similar number was reported by the NBC News Decision Desk/Target Smart, which said almost 94 million Americans had voted as of 8 a.m. Monday. Early turnout in Texas and Hawaii has already surpassed those states’ entire vote totals from four years ago. Eight other states have seen early vote totals at 90% of their 2016 figures — Montana, Washington, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, New Mexico and Tennessee.
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