Published last at 12:32pm CDT October 6 2020, subject to change throughout the day.
"Nationwide, more than 32 million ballot requests have been made -- primarily for mail-in ballots -- in the 37 states currently reporting. Another 43 million ballots have been or will soon be mailed to voters in the nine states -- along with Washington, DC -- that are automatically mailing ballots to eligible voters," CNN reports.
Professor Michael McDonald of University of Florida reports that some 4,250,006 ballots have been cast as of October 6 2020 at 9:47am CT.
Trump and his campaign continue to try to thwart public trust in early voting, largely as most of the surge in early voting is been powered by Democrats.
Remember, on in mid July 2020 Trump laid his cards out when he informed Fox News Sunday host George Wallace in an interview that, "I have to see" when pressed for making a clear answer if he'd accept election results:
When asked if he can give a direct answer about whether he will accept the election, Trump replied, "I have to see." pic.twitter.com/QgRWyCM3D4— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) July 19, 2020
Trump, his campaign, his adminstration, and those who will do whatever it takes to see their interests advanced are willing to continue to debase the very foundations of this country. It doesn't matter if it takes not only our freedom but our very lives.
Prepare to vote. Vote now. Make a backup plan. Today we are 210,127 lives lost due to COVID19.
- Election 2020 - Early Voting CNN - More than 3 million general election ballots cast so far in November election
- Election 2020 - Voter Supression Salon - “Openly trying to cheat”: Trump campaign tells local election officials to ignore voting rules
- SCOTUS - Reproductive Justice Newsweek - Joe Biden Says if Amy Coney Barrett Overturns Roe v. Wade, He'll Make It 'The Law of the Land'
- Absentee Voting with Confidence! The Rockland County (New York) Board of Elections, BRIDGES, and New York's Independent Living Center run a live demo of how to fill out an absentee ballot at 2:30pm October 6th. For more local events Eventbrite has curated a "Your Vote Councts: Birutla Voter Education and Registration Events and Workshops" list for your review.
- October 7th at 08:00pm CT the Vice Presidential Debate between Democratic VP Candidate Harris and Pence. You can find information for how to watch here.
- October 8th at 6:00pm CT Haymarket Books is hosting a Teach-In with Naomi Klein and Johann Hari on "Trump's Shock Election Politics - And How to Fightt What He Does Next". RSVP here.
Call to Action
- Get your flu shot, here's a list of where to get it.
- Download and use this "Donald Trump Must [Bin]Go" card that includes actionable items you can do now until Election Day 2020 by Clara Bellum!
- Read and prepare to vote. Here's a "How to Vote in the 2020 Election" guide prepared by FiveThirtyEight.
Just for fun
Well, at least we have The Witcher aka Geralt of Rivia aka Cavill aka everyone's favorite PC gamer to look forward to. Season 2 is well in the works, and there'll be an accompanying animated movie! Oh, and likely a confirmed Season 3.
His emotional shield— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 5, 2020
can ward off any charmer,
but his trusted sword he’ll wield,
will be matched with new armour. pic.twitter.com/Z7yA6kZjRH
Read more here.