More than 58 million Americans have already voted

U.S. voters have cast 42.7% of the total votes counted in the 2016 election.

With nine days to go until Election Day, and President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden racing toward Nov. 3, voters are turning out in record numbers to cast their ballots early.

More than 58 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election, reflecting an extraordinary level of participation and interest despite unprecedented barriers brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

In the final weeks of campaigning, the president has continued to press as polls show him trailing nationally and in several battleground states key to his reelection hopes. The president had a campaign rally in New Hampshire Sunday to top off a weekend of events across multiple states, and Biden appeared at a virtual "I Will Vote" concert.

All 50 states plus Washington, D.C., have some form of early voting underway. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s guide to voting during the COVID-19 pandemic here.


Biden appears at virtual 'I Will Vote' concert

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared with some of his biggest celebrity supporters in a 2-hour online fundraiser geared toward voter mobilization.

The "I Will Vote" concert fundraiser was a mix of prerecorded and live performances, co-hosted by actor-comedian George Lopez and political strategist Ana Navarro.

"This is the most consequential election in a long, long, long time, and the character of the country in my view is literally on the ballot," said Biden, who appeared live with his wife, Jill.

Making a pitch to Hispanic voters, Biden said that if elected, his administration would include "a lot" of Latinos.

"The Latino community can determine the outcome of the election," he said. "Across the nation, 20% of the country, 24 of every 100 students in school today, is a Latino. We have to embrace and include and generate the kind of support they get."

Celebrities from Cher and Jon Bon Jovi to Aloe Blacc and A$AP Ferg appeared at the event.

-Molly Nagle, Averi Harper and Beatrice Peterson


Pence holds rally after 5 in his inner circle test positive

Vice President Mike Pence weathered a storm to deliver a 40-minute speech at a campaign rally tonight in Kinston, North Carolina, standing in the rain as he delivered familiar attacks on his predecessor, Biden, and touted Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

There was no social distancing in the roughly 200-person crowd, about half of whom were wearing masks. Pence made no mention of his chief of staff, Marc Short, or the four others in his inner circle who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Pence also said he predicts Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed during Monday's Senate confirmation vote.

"Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be Justice Amy Coney Barrett," Pence said. "We're gonna fill that seat."

Before the speech, Pence exited Air Force Two with a mask on and then removed the mask to deliver the address. After the speech, Pence did not go down to the rope line to personally greet supporters.

-ABC News' Justin Gomez


President, first lady greet children at White House Halloween event

Halloween at the White House looked slightly different this year as the president and first lady Melania Trump greeted children outside of the residence, but did not hand out any candy.




Supporters shouted, "We love you!" and "God bless you, Mr. President!" Another chanted, "Four more years!"

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stood nearby, also greeting children. Neither Meadows nor the Trumps wore face coverings.

-ABC News' Elizabeth Thomas



Over 58 million Americans have already voted

According to the United States Elections Project, an unprecedented 58,857,310 voters have already voted and at least 86,931,110 ballots have been requested in early voting states. Nationally, voters have cast 42.7% of the total votes counted in the 2016 general election.

With nine days to go before the election, the total number of early votes cast so far has exceeded the total number of early votes cast in all of 2016, according to the Associated Press.




In the key swing state of Florida, 40.6% of registered voters have already voted. Over 5 million ballots have been cast, 2 million of which were in-person.

In Pennsylvania, over 1 million ballots have been cast. In North Carolina, over 3 million voters have cast their ballots early. And over 7 million Texans have already voted, which is over 80% of the total turnout in the state in 2016.

-ABC News' Kelsey Walsh