2020 Election: Less Than A Week and What to Know Now
It is just a week away from the U.S. presidential election. Both Republicans and Democrats are taking the last opportunity courting as many votes as possible. Here’s what you need to know about the election at this moment.
- The number of early votes, either by mailing or in person, has reached a record high with 69 million, according to a survey conducted by the United States Election Project. The New York Times said it’s about 50.4% of the total votes counted in the 2016 presidential election.
- As the nation experiences many tribulations such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, California Wildfires, and celebrity losses, voters are more likely to take action. A poll compiled by Reuters demonstrated that 16% of Trump voters and 22% of Biden supporters claimed that they would make their displeasure known by violence or protests if their supported candidate loses the race.
- Donald Trump’s campaign website was hacked briefly on Tuesday, which lasted less than 30 minutes before back to normal. The Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh released in a statement that the team was investigating the source of the attack, but there’s no sensitive exposure.
- Reuters reports Trump’s reelection campaign once again raised their request for an “emergency injunction” to the Supreme Court to block absentee ballots after Nov. 3 in North Carolina.
- Although Microsoft Corp has benefited from Trump’s administration by earning a $10 billion government contract, the technology firm giant has emerged as a significant backer of the Biden campaign, according to Reuters.