Washington: The 2020 US presidential election recorded the highest number of voters in 120 years, a leading electoral expert has said.
According to preliminary estimates by the US Election Project, an unconventional site that tracks turnout, an estimated 239 million people were eligible to vote this year, of which approximately 160 million exercised their right to vote. This figure is likely to be updated in the coming weeks.
The November 3 election saw a record voter turnout of 66.9 percent, the highest voting rate since 1900. The 1900 election saw 73.7 percent turnout.
“The 2020 presidential election had the highest voting rate in 120 years. It is still estimated that excellent ballots are to be counted,” said Michael P. McDonald, associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, who would lead the U.S. election is. Assignment or Project.
In 2016, the US registered 56 percent voter registration, compared to 58 percent in 2008.
Minnesota and Maine, according to the US Election Project, recorded the highest 79.2 percent turnout this year, followed by 78.6 percent in Iowa.
Maine and Iowa were won by President Donald Trump and Minnesota by their Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Other states with more than 70 percent turnout were Colorado (77.1 percent), Connecticut (71.1 percent), Delaware (70.8 percent), Florida (72.9 percent), Maryland (72.2 percent), Massachusetts (73.4). Per cent), Michigan (73.5 percent) and Montana (72.3 percent).
According to preliminary estimates, Arkansas had the lowest turnout of 56.1 percent.
Time magazine stated that the above average voting rate in 2020 is notable, as the US generally has the worst voting rate in the world.
In a Pew Research ranking of voter research in the most recent nationwide elections, the US is ranked 30th out of 35 countries.
The highest voter turnout since 120, reflected a high vote of support for both Biden and Trump. As of Thursday afternoon, Biden had received more than 72 million votes, eight million more than Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump has received more than 68.5 million votes so far, the highest Republican turnout.
According to Pew, as of 2019, 69 percent of non-Hispanic white Americans constitute the largest share of registered voters in the US. Hispanic and Black registered 11 percent for each electorate, while those of other racial or ethnic backgrounds accounted for the remaining eight percent.
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