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EXPLAINER | Why the US elections may be decided before 3 November

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President Donald Trump answers a question as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden listens during the second and final presidential debate.
President Donald Trump answers a question as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden listens during the second and final presidential debate.
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With six days to go to the United States presidential elections on 3 November, a record number of voters have already cast their ballots in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

According to the New York Times, more than half of the total number of votes that were cast in the 2016 presidential election have already been cast during the current election.

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