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A big surge in early voting - but not necessarily among infrequent or new voters

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

You've probably seen the data in various places (including The Post): There's been a surge in early voting in a slew of states. In 35 states, as of Tuesday morning, more votes have been cast early than were cast early in 2014. In Texas, more votes have been cast early than were cast in 2014 overall. It's a downright phenomenon!

But ... what does it mean? Does it mean a massive wave of enthusiasm? Or is it a continuation of a trend? Early voting has been trending upward in recent elections ...