It’s not clear which party the early voting helps because early votes are breaking for Democrats in some states and Republicans in others. At least people are voting! See you all later, I have to go vote.
A record number of voters have cast early ballots for a midterm election.
The total number of early votes has topped 16 million, according to one preliminary analysis, and is on track to be slightly shy of the historic number of early ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election.
“It’s going to easily beat any midterm we’ve had,” said Michael McDonald, a George Mason University government professor who has tracked early voting for several election cycles and estimates that 29 percent of midterm votes have been cast in the days and weeks before Election Day.
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