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Monday Sunrise Briefing: Record early voting. Democracy surge?

In-person early voting began in many states this week and total turnout is setting records around the United States. Americans are driven by the pandemic, say analysts, distrust of voting by mail, and perhaps, a renewed engagement in the democratic process. More than 28 million Americans have voted (by mail and in-person) already, according to the U.S. Elections Project. That’s six times the votes cast at this point - two weeks before the election - in 2016. Democrats have cast nearly twice as many early

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