With less than four days to go before the election, record levels of early voting have been posted with more than 84 million early votes so far. At the same time, the question remains on the Google search engine: Can I change my vote? Which indicates that there are many regrets.
According to a survey conducted by the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Project, when those who responded that they will vote by mail (42%) and those who will vote early in person (26%) are combined, it is concluded that almost 2 out of 3 voters will cast their vote before Election Day.
Another fact that emerged from the survey is that among those who support candidate Joe Biden, 53% plan to vote by mail while those who support President Trump only 29% would do so. However, President Trump supporters are more likely than Biden supporters to say they will vote in person on Election Day, 42% and 20% respectively.
Record levels of early voting have been reported across the country. More than 84 million people have voted this way, according to the U.S. Election Project. Over 30 million people have voted in person and over 53 million mail ballots nationwide. In the 2016 election, only 47.2 million people voted early.
After the last presidential debate on Oct. 22, the question “Can I change my vote?” shot up on the Google search engine. Although Google Trends does not provide the exact number of searches, it does rank them on a scale of 1 to 100 based on the number of above-average searches. The exponential increase in searches over the last week could be recorded, even in critical states such as Pennsylvania.
There were spikes in the “Can I change my vote?” search immediately after the last debate, and on Sunday after the nasty sex images and videos of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, went viral along with prostitutes and drug users.
One of the sub-regions where the phrase became a trend was Delaware, where Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was represented in the Senate for 36 years.
Other subregions where the search was also observed include key states such as Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Arizona, according to Trend data.
As reported by Fox News, while not all states allow voters to change their early votes, there are some that do, albeit with certain restrictions.
President Trump tweeted about the Google trend and encouraged voters to change their vote, assuming the change would be in his favor.
“CAN I CHANGE MY VOTE? This refers to changing it to me. The answer in most states is YES. Go do it. Most important Election of your life!”
Strongly Trending (Google) since immediately after the second debate is CAN I CHANGE MY VOTE? This refers changing it to me. The answer in most states is YES. Go do it. Most important Election of your life!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020