Total Early Votes: 21,689,481
• In-Person Early Votes: 8,706,909
• Mail Ballots Returned: 12,982,572
• Mail Ballots Requested: 56,237,917
I know our Failed Political Press ™ is trying to paint the election —IN 8 DAYS!!1!— as Democrats losing to Team Coup, but these numbers are showing an incredible participation rate and enthusiasm. And while this is common wisdom that Democrats vote early, the numbers when you go to the states show us that these are mostly Democrats, and mostly women. As always, the youth vote is missing. That’s not good.
The early voting numbers are clobbering the 2018 numbers (also a mid-term election, and so a fair comparison) which swept the Democrats into power in the House.
The early voting at this point in the 2020 Goat Rodeo was much higher, but that is an apples to oranges comparison.