Six days to the US election: More than 60 million Americans have voted so far
29 October 2020 | 7:00 am
With six days left before the Nov. 3 election in the United States, more than 60 million people have voted so far, according to the US Elections Project. Voters are smashing records for casting ballots ahead of Election Day, the tally surpassed all 47 million votes cast early in the 2016 election. Voters tell AFPTV what their biggest concerns are in this election.
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