While various responses to President Trump are leading to some of this intensity, conflicts over the issues also play a role. Before the 2000 election, 51% of voters believed that the major party candidates were presenting different views on issues, compared with 33% who said they held similar positions. This year, 86% said that candidates differ in issues, while only 9% noticed similarities.
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It’s no surprise that voters are more likely than two decades ago to report that their interest in politics has increased since the previous presidential election. And the increased interest has brought about increased participation: this year, 78% of Democrats and 77% of Republicans say they thought “pretty much” about the election, compared with just 44%. Democrat and 52% Republican in 2000.
Data from 2020 tells us that there is every reason to expect a record turnout of voters in 2020. We have a preview for 2018 when voter turnout in the mid election. the highest period since 1914, although the Republicans are less mobilized than the Democrats, a difference is unlikely to repeat this year. Michael McDonald, who directs the US Elections Project, said: “I expect voter turnout to be exceptional, perhaps the highest in more than a century, since 1908.“ Doubles when I call it the ‘storm of the century’, ”he added. The turnout rate in 1908 was 65.7%, compared with 54.2% in 2000 and 60.1% in 2016. If McDonald’s correct and the number of voters to turn around 1908, the total number of votes in in 2020, it may reach more than 145 million, up from 133 million in 2016.
In addition to the large number of voters, Republicans and Democrats will vote in very different ways. Overall, about 6 out of 10 Americans are expected to vote in person and 4 out of 10 by mail. But among Republicans, eight to 10 say they will vote directly, compared with just 40 percent for Democrats. Unless mail-to-mail votes are counted much faster than most of this year’s primary elections, election night returns will be dominated by Republicans and will then go to Democrats in the next day or two.
This substance may not change the results in dark red and dark green states. But depending on the magnitude of the post-election “blue shift”, a number of revolving countries may switch from President Trump’s column to Joe Biden’s.
Even in 2000, when the perceived discrepancy between candidates was historically low, the disputed election results in just one state affected American politics for a considerable time. This year, with odds in results at modern highs, the scrambled outcome could mean much worse.
The constitution gives states the leading role in governing elections. If they are not fully prepared for the counting of votes – timely and accurately – what could turn into 60 million mailed votes, the controversy could then take our democracy off the ground. . If the major news networks rush to judge on election night, based only on what they know from live voters and then have to change their announcements when their mail ballots are checked, theories conspiracy will be plentiful and a cloud of doubt will envelop the 2020 election.
With only 80 days left until the election, the states have no time to waste.