Voters in 10 Battleground States Face Long Lines as Polls Approach Closing Time

Nearly 50 million Americans cast their votes early in anticipation of packed polls on Election Day, particularly in battleground states.

Here are 10 states that have seen massive turnout.


Donald Trump has been campaigning heavily in Michigan, a state that hasn't gone Republican in a presidential election since 1988. Hillary Clinton currently leads Donald Trump in the state by 4 points. Still, with a large number of white, male, working-class voters, Trump may actually have a shot at winning the state.


On November 3, a federal judge "rejected a bid from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to block part of a state law that allows poll watchers to serve only within the county where they are registered to vote."

Trump had repeatedly urged supporters to patrol sites as rouge poll watchers, reminiscent of when state GOP attorneys used their powers as poll watchers to stall Democratic voters

Nevada, Ohio, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Iowa and Maine have had early voting.

The Trump campaign is currently pursuing a lawsuit against Clark County, Nevada for "keeping the polls open too late" on the last night of early voting.

Early voting turnout in these eight states in 2016 has been record breaking.


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