Early voting underway, over 28M voters have cast their ballots

The voting numbers are up five times what they were at this point in 2016 as Trump and Biden make their final pushes in crucial battleground states like Wisconsin.
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Transcript for Early voting underway, over 28M voters have cast their ballots
The president and Joe Biden are in a fierce battle for the swing states' votes and in a major development overnight the supreme court ruled mail-in ballots in the battleground state of Pennsylvania will be counted as long as they're received within three days of the election. That decision denying a GOP request to limit mail-in voting. This comes as we see record numbers of people turning out to cast their ballots. Alex Perez is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where polls are opening for the first time this Reporter: We're here outside city hall in downtown Kenosha where they expect people to line up and at sites across the state to cast their ballots. Now, voting is officially under way in all 50 states. From here in Wisconsin to another battleground state, Florida, where polls opened Monday. Some voters there waiting hours to vote and across the country early voting numbers are up more than 31 million have already that's more than five times the number at this point in 2016. Now, Wisconsin is a battleground state that president trump won by a very narrow margin in 2016. He's trying to lock in support here holding a rally in janesville just this past weekend but polls right now show Biden with a slight lead and the Biden camp is outspending trump spending some $110 million on ads here in Pennsylvania and Michigan, dwarfing the trump's campaign's 31 million. Another big factor to consider here in Wisconsin, the pandemic. Polls are opening here for early voting as the state grapples with another huge surge in coronavirus cases. Just yesterday the state reporting more than 3700 new cases. But, Amy, despite the pandemic, officials here are bracing for possible record voter turnout. A huge record voter turnout. Thanks for that, Alex. Robin. As Wisconsin faces that dangerous surge, 16 states saw

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