More than 10 million early votes in US presidential election: study

(VOVWORLD) - US voters have cast more than 10 million votes for the November 3 presidential election, significantly outpacing the early vote in 2016 and suggesting a large turnout, according to data compiled by the US Elections Project.

The surge in early voting comes amid a stubborn novel coronavirus pandemic that has led to more mail balloting, particularly among Democrats.

President Donald Trump has sowed confusion and distrust of mail voting, making allegations of widespread fraud ahead of his campaign against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

As of Monday night, nearly 10.4 million Americans voted in states that report early voting data, according to the election information resource at the University of Florida.