Democrats are far out-pacing Republicans regarding absentee voting, pinning Republicans’ electoral hopes on a record in-person turnout on Election Day, according to Politico. Democrats have also registered more voters than Republicans in swing states including North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Iowa, according to a Democratic research firm. While Trump’s campaign is confident that Republicans will turn out in droves on Election Day, some analysts have expressed frustration over President Donald Trump’s attacks on mail-in voting, worrying that they may backfire in November.
Democrats are building a sizable lead over Republicans in early voting, leading some Republicans to worry that their electoral success will be contingent on an enormous Election Day turnout amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Politico reported Friday.
Democrats’ lead exists in numerous states that have begun accepting absentee ballot requests, including multiple swing states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania, according to secretary of state offices across the country Politico reported. Democrats also lead in early voting in New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa, according to Politico.
In Florida, the largest swing state in the country, Democrats have requested ballots at a rate 50% higher than Republicans, according to state data.
Democrats are also registering more voters