民主党人对亚利桑那共和党人进行了早期投票

民主党人对亚利桑那共和党人进行了早期投票

历史上第一次, 亚利桑那 民主党人 are outpacing 共和党人 in early voting with just five days left until 选举日.

In Maricopa Countythe Copper State’s largest county and home to more than half of its 7.3 百万人口 — election officials reported that Democrats accounted for three percentage points more of the 1.1 million ballots received through Monday than Republicans. 一些 39% of ballots were cast by Democrats, The Arizona Republic 已报告.

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In a Wednesday statement, County Recorder Adrian Fontes said voters had already returned more early ballots than were received in all of 2016.

过度 2 million early ballots were requested this year, and more than 1.26 million have already been submitted, Fontes said. 四年前, 1,251,975 Maricopa County voters cast their ballot during the entire early-voting period.

Election workers sort ballots Wednesday, 十月. 21, 2020, at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. (美联社照片/马特·约克)

Election workers sort ballots Wednesday, 十月. 21, 2020, at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Phoenix. (美联社照片/马特·约克)

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.

特朗普总统 won Arizona 通过 91,000 在投票 2016, capturing more than 48% of ballots compared with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 44%.

The popularity of Democratic nominee 乔·拜登 paired with a statewide demographic shift, 然而, has put Democrats back on the map.

Recent polling shows Biden holding a small but noticeable lead.

Of Maricopa County’s 4.5 百万居民, one-third identify as Latino, according to U.S. census data. 此外, more young voters have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than they did in 2016.

According to KTAR, 多于 137,000 Arizonans ages 18 至 29 years have either voted by mail or in person, marking a 55% increase.

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KTAR reported Wednesday that the majority of young voters are Democrats.

This week, both Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee California Sen. 卡马拉·哈里斯 visited Arizona cities, and Vice President 迈克·彭斯 will 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.

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