2 college students went to extreme lengths in order to vote…
This year’s elections have arguably been the most talked-about and most divisive in decades.
And, as a result, millions of Americans have been getting out early to make their vote count.
And many believe it’s all thanks to one crucial factor.
Going head to head with his rival, Joe Biden.
But it has been powering on ahead… despite many major setbacks.
And, entering into the debate, Biden had a significant and persistent lead in the polls.
Though many viewers took to social media to point out how Trump and Biden seemed to just be insulting one another and constantly interrupting each other.
Trump insisted that they immediately went into self-isolation together and that they felt fine, but after just a few days, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Center.
He was discharged just a few days later and insisted to the nation that all we need to do is to “learn to live with COVID.”
And, ever since, he has continued to throw his rallies.
And that’s the record number of early voters this election cycle has seen.
Now, a tally from the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida has revealed that over ninety million Americans have cast their ballots early…
Only forty-seven million votes came before election day in 2016, Reuters reported.
The Democrats hold a significant advantage in early voting due to their support of mail balloting this year.
Many have avoided early voting entirely this year after Trump said the system is prone to widespread fraud.
Experts have predicted the turnout will easily surpass the 138 million who voted in the 2016 presidential election.
There have been several reports of people not receiving their absentee ballots on time.
American University students, Meredith Reilly and Zachary Houdek requested their ballot earlier this fall, but over the weekend, they realized they’d still not received them.
So, the pair set out on a twenty-seven-hour road trip from Washington DC, to Texas to cast their vote.
This is the first time Reilly and Houdek are voting.
“We’re particularly motivated,” Reilly told CNN. “I never expected my vote to matter that much. But this election is getting very close and exciting.”
“Ever since I was little, I knew I would be able to vote in the 2020 presidential election. I did that math, so I was really excited to vote in a presidential election. It was really exciting.
“If a lot of individuals decide that their vote matters, then it comes together to make a bigger movement that could change people’s lives drastically,” she added.
And it reportedly lies in the fact that they aren’t on campus right now.
“Chaos and confusion in voting affects all voters, but especially college student voters,” Thomas told CNN.
“The story is not yet written. There are hurdles for student voters in this election,” Gismondi added. “Right now motivation seems to be there for students to engage in the election, but logistical hurdles still exist.”
Tonight is the night. Make sure to stay posted for updates on the election.