Americans take advantage of early voting, mail-in ballots

Crowds of voters are flocking to the polls to vote in-person and early; Minnesota has record numbers with over one million people requesting absentee ballots.
2:23 | 09/20/20

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Americans take advantage of early voting, mail-in ballots
Now to how Ginsburg's death may affect the presidential race. A poll last month suggested most people on both sides consider court appointments to be very important, and many people are starting to take advantage of early voting and mail-in ballots. ABC's Andrew dymburt joins us with more from Alexandria, Virginia. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. Even as election officials prep for a surge in mail-in ballots, we are still seeing voters flock to the polls to vote early and vote in person. Scores of voters braving long lines and coronavirus concerns to cast their ballot this weekend with early voting under way in at least four states. We have too much that we're fighting for to keep our liberties, to keep our safety, and to leave a legacy that's going to be good for our children. Reporter: Some feeling inspired to get out early after the death of iconic supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It's sort of, you know, the exclamation point at the end of the sentence rather than the primary reason, but yeah. Definitely a bit of a factor, yeah. Reporter: With covid-19 still raging in parts of the country, many voters looking to cast their ballots, but skip the in-person crowds. Problems have already begun in some parts of the country. I was furious that my ballot wasn't counted. Reporter: In Miami beach, a voter's ballot was returned. Miami-dade county elections say the error was an anomaly. In New Mexico, a major mix-up with absentee ballot request forms leads to more than 14,000 ballots with incorrect names. These requests for an absentee ballot were made to our address with our last name with obviously fictitious first names. Reporter: A spokesperson for New Mexico's secretary of state calling it an unfortunate mishap that was caught early. The president continuing his anti-mail-in voting crusade. This is going to be the scam of all time. Reporter: Washington's Republican secretary of state accusing trump of politicizing the process. So to suggest that this is somehow some sort of scam by one or the other political parties is just not valid on its face. Reporter: And in Minnesota, election officials there say they're already shattering records for absentee ballots. So far, the state has already received over 1 million requests.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:23","description":"Crowds of voters are flocking to the polls to vote in-person and early; Minnesota has record numbers with over one million people requesting absentee ballots.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"73126907","title":"Americans take advantage of early voting, mail-in ballots","url":"/GMA/News/video/americans-advantage-early-voting-mail-ballots-73126907"}