The president seeks last-minute support. The polls continue to give the Democratic candidate an advantage.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, on Tuesday encouraged voters who have already sent their ballots and who have chosen their Democratic rival, to annul their early vote and support his candidacy on the day of the presidential elections, 3 of November, in states that allow it.
In a message posted on his Twitter account, the president has urged the population to “do it” after Google recorded a significant increased searches on “how to change the vote once you have cast the ballot”.
“The trend in Google immediately after the second debate is: can I change my vote?” Said Trump, expressing that “this clearly refers to changing the vote to vote for him.” “The answer is yes in most states. Do it. They are the most important choices of your life!” He said.
The Republican candidate, who is lagging behind in polls Voting intent on Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden suggested the Google searches were done by people who already voted and now want him to win.
Trump already made similar comments in the 2016 election when he asked the public to “change their vote to make America great again” if they felt that casting their ballot for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “had been a mistake.” .
According to Google data, searches about it have increased by 500 percent in the last day on US soil. In some states, early voting can be overruled or overruled directly by voting in person on Election Day.
States like New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Mississippi are among those that allow this type of modification. However, each one follows its own parameter to carry it out.
In New York State, for example, if a voter wants to change their vote, they can go to the polling place on Election Day and re-present a ballot. The previous one would be directly annulled.
In Michigan, on the other hand, voters must submit a written request by October 30 – four days before the election – for the void of the ballot presented.
In Minnesota this deadline is shorter, citizens had until October 20 to request a new ballot from their local authorities.
In New Hampshire the regulations are similar to those in New York, although voters who want to change their vote must go to the voting center first thing in the morning on election day.
Wisconsin allows voters to cancel their early vote and request a new one, but only until October 29, the deadline to request a new ballot by email. Other states, such as Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Arizona do not allow these changes.
There are currently more than 50 million Americans who have cast early voting for the elections. In 2016 there were 47.2 million ballots received in advance. This increase is due, to a large extent, to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed.