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These 4 states already surpassed total 2016 turnout before Election Day

Four states saw more early votes than total votes in the 2016 election. Texas is one of them.

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Volunteer election poll worker Cecilia Chaboudy-Dow joins demonstrators as they stand across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, before a hearing in federal court involving drive-thru ballots cast in Harris County.

Volunteer election poll worker Cecilia Chaboudy-Dow joins demonstrators as they stand across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, before a hearing in federal court involving drive-thru ballots cast in Harris County.

David J. Phillip, Associated Press

At least four states saw more early votes than they saw total votes during the 2016 general election, according to the U.S. Elections Project.

The four states are: Texas, Washington, Hawaii and Montana.

Here’s how the numbers break down (via The Hill):

Texas

  • 2020: 9.7 million.
  • 2016: 8.9 million.

Washington:

  • 2020: 3.5 million.
  • 2016: 3.3 million.

Hawaii

  • 2020: 484,000.
  • 2016: 437,664.

Montana

  • 2020: 529,000.
  • 2016: 516,901.

More states may reach the number:

Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina all hit at least 90% of the 2016 turnout, according to The Hill.