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US elections: Lengthy strains underscore a number of obstacles to voting | US & Canada – EAST AUTO NEWS

US elections: Lengthy strains underscore a number of obstacles to voting | US & Canada


Early voting has began in additional than 20 states forward of the November 3 United States presidential election and already, the turnout has far surpassed previous contests, main some consultants to challenge record-breaking participation this 12 months.

Greater than 25 million ballots have been solid by way of in-person early ballots and mail-in voting as of Saturday, the US Election Challenge mentioned, which corresponds to greater than 18 p.c of all of the votes counted within the 2016 presidential race.

However that early voter engagement, partially fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, has additionally led to new challenges, as lengthy strains and hours-long waits had been reported at polling websites in Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Ohio, amongst different states.

US elections: Lengthy strains underscore a number of obstacles to voting | US & Canada – EAST AUTO NEWS
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