Today Is The Final Day To Vote Early In Massachusetts

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Although Trump and Clinton grab all of the attention, two other candidates hope to make a dent in the ballot box. As more polling places open this week - especially in counties with a large black electorate - their turnout might tick up.

Some Nashville voters were in line for hours Thursday, the last early voting day.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett says nearly 1.7 million people voted early in person or by mail, topping the record of nearly 1.6 million during the 2008 presidential election.

Voters can check the state's early voting website for information on voting locations.

Friday's early voting hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. But the trend in recent years has moved away from the Founding Fathers' original vision, allowing all citizens to vote - women as well as men, the indigent as well as property holders, the illiterate and non-English-speaking, and, most importantly, former slaves and their descendants. That didn't stop them from voting, but it is a sign of the times.

The number of early voters in Florida has already exceeded the total from 2012, with voting continuing through the weekend.

In Beaufort, Moore and Cumberland counties, boards of elections have cancelled registrations of thousands of voters exclusively on the basis of a challenge process triggered by individuals who produced single mailings returned as undeliverable, purporting to show a change in residence-without written confirmation from the affected voters or compliance with federal voter registration laws.

At the Hurley City Hall, for example, there's a poster with a rule that says a person can't vote if he or she makes a wager on the candidates, a tough law to enforce. White voters increased their turnout by 55%.

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In North Carolina, with more than half of the expected vote already cast, Democrats lead in ballots submitted, 43 percent to 32 percent. For instance, Texas recorded a 36 per cent rise in early voting from what it saw four years ago. More locations have since opened, but Democrats are still trying to catch up.

Almost one out of every four registered voters in MA has already cast their ballot in the upcoming presidential contest.

"The list of voters Republicans tried to purge were two-thirds black and Democratic", he charged. It says it informed Trump's campaign in August that it would not participate in any ballot security programs, and also informed state parties about the decree. But unlike the Clinton campaign and Democrats, which have been busily organizing and executing get-out-the-vote operations for months, Trump and the Republicans do not have an extensive ground game.

Latinos may be providing Clinton with support she needs in key Western states.

The overwhelming majority of African-Americans that voted already in North Carolina were also registered Democrats. The RNC and New Jersey's Republican party allegedly had off-duty law enforcement officers stand at polling places in urban areas wearing "National Ballot Security Task Force" armbands. That is 35.2 percent of all eligible voters.

Throughout intense questioning by reporters, Arkoosh maintained that the Department of Voter Services met all deadlines within federal voting statutes. At the same point in the 2012 race, President Barack Obama had a lead of 11 points among early voters over Republican rival Mitt Romney. "This kind of rhetoric can be discouraging, both to voters who may be concerned about intimidation, and to Mr. Trump's own supporter who may doubt that their vote is going to count, which is also untrue".

"Arizona is close", Tranter said. A state that is deemed to be a "swing-state" means that there isn't a big gap between party representation and thus, the allocation of the electoral votes could go either way, hence the name.

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