Train-Wreck Election?

A poll worker labels a wrapped pallet of absentee ballots for shipment at the Wake County Board of Elections on the first day that the state started mailing them out in Raleigh, N.C., September 4, 2020. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters)
Judges and local officials are more concerning than the Postal Service.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he U.S. Election Assistance Commission reports that:


The total number of voters who voted early, absentee or by mail, more than doubled from 24.9 million in 2004 to 57.2 million in 2016, representing an increase from one in five of all ballots cast to two in five of all ballots cast. The number of U.S. citizens voting early more than doubled from nearly 10.2 million early ballots cast in 2004 to 24.1 million early ballots cast in 2016. In 2016, 16 states showed a combined percentage of greater than 50 percent of votes cast early, by mail, or via absentee voting.

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George J. Terwilliger III is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP in Washington, D.C. He has served as deputy attorney general, represented the Bush-Cheney campaign in the 2000 Florida recount, and served as counsel to a Senate committee investigating a contested Senate election.

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