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Voting begins in US presidential poll

Voting begins in US presidential poll

Nov 03, 2020 - 20:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Presidential elections in the US are held between Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term and Joe Biden today (Tuesday).

According to the US Electoral Management Body, there are about 250 million eligible voters, and because of the coronavirus, about 92million people cast their votes via email before the election.

In the 2016 election, 138.8 million individuals polled their votes in the US.

According to some surveys, the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is ahead of the Republican nominee and incumbent President Donald Trump.

According to reports, in most US states, each candidate has own vote and the candidates of the respective parties win in each election, but there are some provinces that change their stance every time and play an important role in terms of electing a president.

During the US presidential election, the two candidates sharply criticized each other, as Biden accused Trump of working for the interests of China and Russia while Trump accused Biden of having no plans for the United States and wants to damage the US economy.

Biden asked Americans to trust him as they had in 2008 and 2012 alongside Barack Obama. "We can heal the soul of this nation — I promise we won’t let you down," he tweeted.

Voters in Dixville Notch, a village of 12 residents in the US state of New Hampshire, kicked off Election Day at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday by voting unanimously for Biden.

Polls began opening on the East Coast on Tuesday as election officials warned that millions of absentee ballots could slow the tallies, perhaps for days, in some key battleground states and as President Donald Trump threatened legal action to prevent ballots from being counted after Election Day.

Election officials across some 10,000 voting jurisdictions scrambled to purchase personal-protective equipment, find larger polling places, replace veteran poll workers who opted to sit out this year’s election due to healthinfo-icon concerns and add temporary workers to deal with the avalanche of mail ballots.



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