US presidential election: Texas leads the postal vote

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Houston | Two weeks before the US presidential election, Texas leads the postal ballot in the United States, with more than 4 million ballots sent out early, according to the count of a US university.

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The election in Texas, a traditionally conservative state that has voted for all Republican presidential candidates since 1980, is particularly under scrutiny. Some polls show Democrat Joe Biden in a position to challenge Donald Trump for victory.

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In the great southern state of the United States, the sum of the ballots already cast in the ballot box early is now equal to 45% of those in the 2016 presidential election, according to the US Elections Project, a University count. from Florida.

Texas, whose early voting began last Tuesday, even beat the turnout of California, a more populous state.

Almost 30 million people have already voted across the United States.

The conservative governor of Texas Greg Abbott, support of Donald Trump, has been back and forth in recent months on his organization of this practice which is exploding because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On October 1, he reduced the number of places where voters who vote by mail without going through the Post Office drop their ballots to one per county, causing logistical problems in some counties such as Houston and Dallas, where millions of voters live. .

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