In Maricopa County — the Copper State’s largest county and home to more than half of its 7.3 million population — election officials reported that Democrats accounted for three percentage points more of the 1.1 million ballots received through Monday than Republicans. 약간 39% of ballots were cast by Democrats, 애리조나 공화국 신고.
In a Wednesday statement, County Recorder Adrian Fontes said voters had already returned more early ballots than were received in all of 2016.
위에 2 million early ballots were requested this year, and more than 1.26 million have already been submitted, Fontes said. 4 년 전, 1,251,975 Maricopa County voters cast their ballot during the entire early-voting period.
“Maricopa voters like to vote early, and this election has been no exception,” said Fontes. “We are seeing a record number of early ballots returned, and the enthusiasm is very exciting.”
Although many Republicans plan to go to the polls in person on Election Day, Democrats are taking full advantage of early voting in their quest to win the historically red state for what would be only the second time since 1952.
Recent polling shows Biden holding a small but noticeable lead.
Of Maricopa County’s 4.5 million residents, one-third identify as Latino, 미국에 따르면. census data. 게다가, more young voters have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than they did in 2016.
According to KTAR, 이상 137,000 Arizonans ages 18 ...에 29 years have either voted by mail or in person, marking a 55% 증가하다.
KTAR reported Wednesday that the majority of young voters are Democrats.
이번 주, both Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee California Sen. 카말라 해리스 visited Arizona cities, and Vice President 마이크 펜스 의지 head to Flagstaff and Tucson airports at the end of the week.
Early voting in the state ends on Friday.
AZ Family reported at the beginning of the week that officials expect to complete their vote count sooner than in prior years.