US Election: Early voting started in many states, suggests tight race
With just days left before US Election Day, early in-person voting has started in many states in the country including Florida and Colorado.
Polling places have reportedly opened in 50 counties in Florida, one of the battleground states where Hillary and Trump remain in a tight race.
The latest CBS poll stated that the Democratic presidential nominee is holding a slight lead over Donald Trump. Clinton holds a three-point lead over her rival, with 46 per cent of the vote, as compared to Trump’s 43 per cent, the poll stated.
During primary elections, Hillary had secured 1,097,400 votes in Florida, while Trump got 1,077,221, accounting for 47 per cent of the Republican votes.
Early voting by mail has been underway for weeks in many states and in-person early voting will now allow people to cast their ballots prior to election day. According to reports, more than five million ballots have been cast so far.
In Colorado, early voting centers opened in all 64 counties across the state.
Many reports had earlier suggested Clinton is leading against Donald Trump with a double-digit advantage after number of sexual allegations damaged the Republican’s chances of winning the election.
However, the preliminary numbers appear to reveal that Clinton face a tough competition from her rival in several of the battleground states.
According to media reports, twenty-one states and the Washington, D.C. offer in-person early voting this year, while many other states allow absentee mail-in voting.
Pew Research Center data indicates that early voting totals this election may well swell beyond 50 million, Voanews reported.
Earlier, citing the voting by mail started in several states, Trump said the election is being rigged by the media in many places.
“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD,” Trump wrote on Twitter.