Early voting on pace to set midterm records nationwide, including Georgia
Early voting for the midterm elections appears to be on pace to break records set in 2018. According to statistics from Edison Research and Catalist, 5.8 million people have cast ballots so far in 39 states. At this same point in 2018, 5 million people had voted.
According to the data, Democrats are casting far more ballots than Republicans in key battleground states like Pennsylvania and Arizona. But that aligns with recent trends that Democrats vote early, while Republicans vote on election day.
According to Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office, nearly 840,000 people have cast a ballot, that’s almost 60% higher from this time in 2018. And the state is on track to surpass a million votes cast by tomorrow.
But the big increases aren’t happening everywhere. North Carolina is pretty much exactly the same compared to 2018, and Ohio saw less than a 3 percent increase. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.