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A record shattering 100,298,838 Americans voted before election day this year. That is a truly mind boggling number that foretells a massive and likely unprecedented turnout in the 2020 Presidential election.
To put this number in perspective, the total number of early votes in the 2016 Presidential election was slightly over 47 million, which means 2020 has seen more than double the amount of early votes than the previous Presidential election.
So what should we make of this? Is it that people on both sides of the political divide are fired up and ready to take part in their civic duty this year or are we on the precipice of a wave election in the likes we haven't seen since Ronald Reagan in 1984?
I vowed to never again predict anything in politics after being horribly wrong in 2016, but then again I can't think of any way this amount of early voting helps President Trump. That doesn't mean it's a certainty that Biden wins because, as we know, the election is actually decided in the various "swing states" that are considerably more purple than reliably Democratic or Republican states. So a Trump victory is very much possible, but the stars will have to once again perfectly align for that to happen.
Regardless of the outcome, record breaking voting can only be a good thing. That means the American people are taking this election seriously and we should be happy about that no matter what happens in this election.