Florida Opens Up Their Early Voting

In-person voting begins in Florida!

52 of the state's 67 counties are opening their polling sites, as a staggering 2.5 million Floridians had already cast their ballots by mail. With 16 days still left to vote most polls still show a tight contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

"We rarely have lines during early voting as it is, so this is likely to be even less, simply because of the fact that so many voters are now voting from the kitchen table," said Steve Vancore, a spokesman for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, where Democrats have cast nearly 470,000 more absentee ballots than Republicans

"Biden's supporters in large part have already voted or are in the process of voting, which makes it a lot easier at the end to target a smaller number of people that you actually still need to turn out," said Tom Alte, a Democratic consultant. "Trump's problem is that he's got a lot of his voters voting on Election Day. So, he's got to get them all out at the same time, and unless he has already identified them and gotten a commitment that they're going to vote, they have to go after all of them."

Trump and Biden have used recent visits to Florida to mobilize their bases, but whose voters they need to turn out in large numbers if they want to win the state.

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