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Half of the Americans have already voted, here is the division by states, thousands of ballots are rejected

Half of the Americans have already voted, here is the division by states,

Americans this year have chosen more than ever to vote through early voting and postal voting. But it seems that this time there are even more problems than ever in this type of voting. Hundreds of thousands of postal ballots are rejected by election officials for a variety of reasons, from their late arrival to the lack of signature on the envelope. VOA reports that this year, when more than half of Americans voted earlier or by mail, even more ballots were rejected, raising questions about the right to vote and raising concerns about post-election insecurity in those states. which may be decisive for the outcome of elections, such as Florida or Georgia. In these states according to polls so far, the two candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, are stuck in a close race between them. In Florida, from 3. 8 million votes by mail cast so far, more than 15,000 can be rejected, ie about 0.4 percent of them. In North Carolina, the rejection rate is even higher. As of Oct. 25, of the more than 780,000 ballots posted in the state, more than 10,000 face a potential rejection, a disqualification rate of about 1.3 percent, according to a study. What has caught the attention of experts is the fact that votes coming from minority communities are facing more rejections than votes coming from white Americans. According to the findings of researchers in North Carolina for example, the votes of African-Americans were three times more likely to be disqualified than those of white Americans. This is something Democrats can use as a basis for grievance where the outcome is narrow.

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In both countries, as in many others, voters are given an opportunity to correct mistakes on their ballots. "It would be premature at this point to conclude that the returned ballots were rejected by the evaluation board and were not counted," said Mark Ard, interim director of communications for the Florida State Department. In North Carolina, officials have begun contacting voters with inaccuracies on the ballot, says Patrick Gannon, director of public relations at the North Carolina State Election Board. "A voter who does not have time to correct the ballots can vote physically during the early voting period until October 31 or on election day," Gannon said. In first sight, the number of ballots in Florida and Georgia classified to be rejected seems small. However, in Florida and Georgia, as well as in other states where the election result has historically been extremely close, sometimes 10,000 votes can be decisive for the winner. The difference in the result of the 2000 presidential election between Republican George W. Bush (who was declared the winner in the end) and Democrat Al Gore dropped to 537 votes in Florida. According to researchers even during the primary election for the Senate in Florida in 2018, Republican Rick Scott won with only 10,033 votes. With just four days left before the presidential election, candidates Trump and Biden have focused their campaign in Florida. In every election since 1996, the Florida winner has taken the presidency. Florida has 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election. President Donald Trump begins his campaign day with a rally in the city of Tampa before traveling to North Carolina in the evening. Ish vice. president Joe Biden will speak in Broward County in the afternoon and then head to Tampa in the evening. According to an average of key polls compiled by Real Clear Politics, the two candidates are almost equal in Florida and North Carolina. President Trump said Wednesday that he enjoys far more support in shaky states than polls show, with his rival Joe Biden leading the way. president Joe Biden will speak in Broward County in the afternoon and then head to Tampa in the evening. According to an average of key polls compiled by Real Clear Politics, the two candidates are almost equal in Florida and North Carolina. President Trump said Wednesday that he enjoys far more support in shaky states than polls show, with his rival Joe Biden leading the way. president Joe Biden will speak in Broward County in the afternoon and then head to Tampa in the evening. According to an average of key polls compiled by Real Clear Politics, the two candidates are almost equal in Florida and North Carolina. President Trump said Wednesday that he enjoys far more support in shaky states than polls show, with his rival Joe Biden leading the way.