More than 15 million votes have been cast so far this election– from early voting and absentee ballots. That’s a much higher rate than four years ago. Republicans say the numbers are looking good for Donald Trump.
Trump and Hillary Clinton are on the campaign trail in the battleground states- where many have already started voting. There’s early voting in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona. Then some battleground states have what’s called absentee ballots in person – Maine, Virginia, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
“Early voting is where the democrats bring home. Republicans show up on election day. Republicans vote late. Democrats vote early. That’s the way it’s always been,” said Lindsay Walters, the RNC’s national spokeswoman.
But, that means that the good numbers for Republican turnout bodes well for trump.
In North Carolina, Republicans are outperforming early votes compared to four years ago. In Iowa, Republicans have cast a higher share of early voting than four years ago, while democrats are behind.