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Early Voting Brings Huge Turnout as New York Voters Face Hours-Long Lines

HeadlineOct 26, 2020

According to the group U.S. Elections Project, over 59 million votes have already been cast in the election, as early voting records are being shattered across many states. In New York City, where lines wrapped around blocks as early voting kicked off Saturday, a Brooklyn police officer has been suspended without pay after social media videos circulated showing him repeatedly saying “Trump 2020” through his patrol car speaker. Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cast her ballot in the Bronx Sunday morning, where she addressed the hours-long lines.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “There is no place in the United States of America where two-, three-, four-hour waits to vote is acceptable. And just because it’s happening in a blue state doesn’t mean that it’s not voter suppression.”

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