Photos: Early voting in US surpasses 2016 pre-election ballots

As of October 25, 59 million people voted during early voting in the 2020 US election, surpassing the 57 million turnout in 2016. Democrats, who have encouraged early voting are leading currently amid claims by US president Donald Trump that mail-in ballots lead to fraud. With just seven days to go before the November 3 poll, the Election Project has predicted that turnout this year could top 150 million in total.

Updated On Oct 27, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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People fill ballots at a polling station in the Monsignor John D. Burke Memorial Gym in Staten Island, New York City on October 25. With seven days still to go before the November 3 poll, early voting in the 2020 US election has surpassed all the pre-election ballots from four years earlier, an independent vote monitor said on October 25, AFP reported. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:34 AM IST

People fill ballots at a polling station in the Monsignor John D. Burke Memorial Gym in Staten Island, New York City on October 25. With seven days still to go before the November 3 poll, early voting in the 2020 US election has surpassed all the pre-election ballots from four years earlier, an independent vote monitor said on October 25, AFP reported. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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Stickers seen at a polling station in The Bronx, New York City on October 25. Millions of Americans wary of crowded polling booths during the coronavirus pandemic and energized by an election fight that both President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have framed as existential are smashing records for casting ballots, whether by mail or in person. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:34 AM IST

Stickers seen at a polling station in The Bronx, New York City on October 25. Millions of Americans wary of crowded polling booths during the coronavirus pandemic and energized by an election fight that both President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have framed as existential are smashing records for casting ballots, whether by mail or in person. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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‘Pizza to the Polls’ food truck staff dance for the voters queueing outside a polling station on early voting day in New York on October 24. The tally by the independent US Election Project, run by the University of Florida, said that as of October 25 more than 59 million people had voted, AFP reported. (Jason DeCrow / AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:34 AM IST

‘Pizza to the Polls’ food truck staff dance for the voters queueing outside a polling station on early voting day in New York on October 24. The tally by the independent US Election Project, run by the University of Florida, said that as of October 25 more than 59 million people had voted, AFP reported. (Jason DeCrow / AP)

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US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands in a queue with her partner Riley Roberts and dog Deco outside a polling station in The Bronx, New York City on October 25. According to the US Election Assistance Commission website, 57 million Americans had voted early or by mail in 2016. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)
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US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands in a queue with her partner Riley Roberts and dog Deco outside a polling station in The Bronx, New York City on October 25. According to the US Election Assistance Commission website, 57 million Americans had voted early or by mail in 2016. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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A sign directs voters to the vote centre at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on October 25. So far, Democrats--who have encouraged early voting--have been leading the way. (Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP )
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A sign directs voters to the vote centre at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on October 25. So far, Democrats--who have encouraged early voting--have been leading the way. (Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP )

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry on October 25. Trump for months has been claiming, without evidence, that mail-in ballots lead to fraud, and many Republicans are expected to vote on Election Day, AFP reported. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry on October 25. Trump for months has been claiming, without evidence, that mail-in ballots lead to fraud, and many Republicans are expected to vote on Election Day, AFP reported. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)

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Signs and flags are displayed on the front lawn of a Trump supporter house in Olyphant on October 23. Some states key to the election outcome, such as Texas--the Election Project said on October 25 that 80 percent of the early 2016 vote had already turned out. (Kena Betancur / AFP)
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Signs and flags are displayed on the front lawn of a Trump supporter house in Olyphant on October 23. Some states key to the election outcome, such as Texas--the Election Project said on October 25 that 80 percent of the early 2016 vote had already turned out. (Kena Betancur / AFP)

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People queue to cast ballots during early voting in The Bronx, New York City on October 25. The election in Texas, traditionally a conservative bastion which has backed Republican candidates since 1980, is under scrutiny, with some polls showing Biden in a position to edge out Trump, AFP reported. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:34 AM IST

People queue to cast ballots during early voting in The Bronx, New York City on October 25. The election in Texas, traditionally a conservative bastion which has backed Republican candidates since 1980, is under scrutiny, with some polls showing Biden in a position to edge out Trump, AFP reported. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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A man disinfects a privacy booth at a polling station in Our Lady Help of Christians, Staten Island, New York City on October 25. The Election Project has predicted that turnout this year could top 150 million in total. Some 137 million ballots were cast in the 2016 election. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:34 AM IST

A man disinfects a privacy booth at a polling station in Our Lady Help of Christians, Staten Island, New York City on October 25. The Election Project has predicted that turnout this year could top 150 million in total. Some 137 million ballots were cast in the 2016 election. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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