The fate of presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, may be out in coming weeks before the actual election date of November 8 due to early voting; “no-excuse” absentee voting and mail voting, predict reports.
Since, the American Civil War, US military staff have cast absentee ballots in elections. Analysts point out that it could change the outcome of presidential election this time.
As per experts in 2012, between 31 and 35 percent of the total votes were polled before Election Day. Also, 40 percent of total national votes were polled in 2016, after many States lifted restrictions on polling by mail or in person, reported Blomberg.
They, add if the same trend continues in swing States, name of winner may be out even before November 8.
It is believed widely that a high turnout of early voting may favour Democratic campaign reaping fruits of multi-year voter registration programs, but now Republicans, are also improving slowly.
Analysts, after going through the data from Florida and North Carolina, predict that “shows preliminary signs that Mrs. Clinton was building a slight edge even before the revelation that Donald J. Trump had bragged about sexual assault roiled the race.” CNN says data from 27 States indicate that more than 4,50,000 voters decided their votes before the airing of Trump’s leaked tapes.
Trump facing an uphill task in election
The split in the GOP has made things worse for Trump. “Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win – I will teach them!” Trump said in his tweet.
“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” Trump said.
Speaker Ryan is aiming at keeping a huge GOP majority in the House along with full control of the Senate.So Democrats may a confused opposition from Republicans, now fighting among themselves, a fact accepted by Trump himself.
He tweeted, “Dems have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!”
But, Trump still has support of Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, along with leading fundraisers.
A recent NBC News and the Wall Street Journal poll, after leaking of his 2005 audiotape revealed Hillary is leading over him by nine percentage points.
Trump v/s GOP
“I wouldn’t want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people,” Trump told in the interview, “especially Ryan.”
Trump also hit out against McCain, “The very foul-mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!” he tweeted.
“It will be very difficult for Trump to win,” said Representative Charlie Dent who is a leader of House Republican centrists, adding “there is a battle going on for the soul of the party.”