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“Almost as many Georgians have voted in the U.S. Senate runoffs as at the same point before the presidential election, a huge turnout that reflects the high stakes of the race,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. “Over 1.1 million people had voted through Thursday, most of them at early voting locations that opened across the state this week… Such high turnout is unusual for a runoff, especially when compared to presidential elections that get the most voter interest.”
Of U.S. voters say they are more likely to wait until Election Day, up slightly from 52% just before the 2014 midterm elections, while 40% say they are more likely to vote early if their state offers the opportunity to do so, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey.
Of voters still intend to sit this election out because they dislike their options, down 9 percentage points since late April, shortly before Trump and Clinton became the presumptive nominees of their respective political parties, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found.
Amount Democratic turnout has dropped in eight out of the 16 states that have held primaries or caucuses that implemented new voter ID or other restrictive voting laws since 2010, reports Huffington Post. But turnout is down “just 13 percent in the states that didn’t enact new voter restrictions. To put it another way, Democratic voter turnout was 285 percent worse in states with new voter ID laws.”