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Voters Scramble to Change Their Ballots

More than 59 million Americans have already cast their ballots ahead of Election Day. However, according to Google Trends, some of those early voters might be wondering if they can change that vote.

Google searches of the phrase “can I change my vote” peaked Tuesday morning in the U.S. around 6 a.m. ET.

One of the subregions where the phrase began trending at one point was in Delaware, the state Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden represented in the Senate for 36 years.

Other subregions where the phrase spiked included battleground states such as Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Arizona, according to trend data at various points throughout Tuesday morning.

Most states do not allow voters to change their early votes. However, there are some that do, with restrictions.

In New York, for example, if you have submitted an absentee ballot but change your mind, you can show up to your polling place during early voting or on Election Day and cast a vote. The absentee ballot will be set aside and not counted, according to the state Board of Elections.

In Michigan, voters who have sent in a ballot can submit a written and signed request to their voting clerk by 5 p.m. October 30 requesting to have the ballot nullified, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Minnesotans who mailed in an absentee ballot had until October 20 to request a new ballot from their county or city election office.

In New Hampshire, voters who submitted an absentee ballot can go to the polls on Election Day during the first hour they’re open and vote in person, or before their absentee ballot is processed.

In Wisconsin, a voter can cancel their original absentee ballot and request a new one. However, they have until October 29, the legal deadline for requesting absentee ballots by mail.

As of Sunday, the nearly 60 million Americans who have voted early in the 2020 presidential election suggest a record turnout this year. In 2016, 47.2 million early votes were cast in the presidential election, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project.

President Trump tweeted about the Google trend Tuesday morning and encouraged voters to “go do it,” claiming without evidence that the trend “refers to changing it to me.”

While Trump suggested the Google trend started “immediately” after his debate with Biden on Thursday, data showed the search did not spike until Tuesday morning, five days later.

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25 comments

  1. IF ANYONE CHANGES T HEIR MIND AND VOTES FOR BIDEN THEY ARE STUPID AND WILL LIVE WITH IT TILL THEY DIE. THEY WILL CONTROL YOUR EVERY MOVE. THEY WILL NOT MINE I AM AMERICAN CITIZEN BORN AND RAISED HERE AND THEY WILL NOT TAKE MY RIGHT AWAY. ANY OF THEM.

  2. OH AND YOUR KNOW BIDEN WILL NOT NE RUNNING THE COUNTRY OBAMA , HILLARY AND THE CREEP THAT IS VICE PRESIDENT YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR RIGHT AND MONEY. SO KISS IT GOOD BYE NOW CAUSE IF THY WILL IT IS GONE FOREVER

    • Yes. We will get laughing girl who is an empty dress. Opportunistic and self serving. I can’t blame the dupes who’ve heard nothing but lies and hate from the anti Trump media. They’re not getting the real news. I watch both and I see the garbage they are fed. If You repeat a lie over and over and if it’s all they hear, people will believe it. journalism is dead and our CIA and FBI have been compromised against the American people. Sad. the ruination of all our freedoms and our goodness in the world.

  3. If, God forbid, Biden wins, guess I will meet you in the re-education camps, Mary. I refuse to be a socialist.

  4. In my opinion . this happened due to the fact that the media, as well as GOOGLE and TWITTER, concealed from the Americans information about the corruption and betrayal of the presidential candidate and vice president. After the information was leaked and partially became known to voters, they rushed to withdraw their votes to protect America from betrayal.

  5. Paranoid schizophrenia. Get some professional help.

    • When you also loose your right to voice disagreements with Demo-god Socialists, you will be crying in your Fruity Pebbles

  6. Texas Tea Partier

    I voted early and in person for Trump. I have no intention of changing my vote. For the sake of your families, pray for a red wave now and on November 3rd that re-elects Trump.

  7. If you voted for Biden early and now want to chance your vote to Trump thank goodness you woke up in time.

  8. If some of you people who were stupid enough to vote for a senile crook, who has been propped up as a Trojan Horse by the Democrat Socialist parry, have any way to change your vote to Trump, do it. It’s the only way to redeem your stupidity and God knows you do not want to feel like a morron your entire life.

    • you people are so illiterate and uninformed. no sense saying anything substantive but you’ll feel like a fool once you see how far this lying cheating coward trump destroys what is left of this country and .makes us a third world country if he is elected, If he is bounced out he will be in jail within a year and everyone will see what a p.o.s. he is . On the contrary to say goodbye to your money if biden is elected trump will get rid of medicare and medicade straight away by pricing out the afordability of those programs with elimination of pre-existing clauses (pre-existing will be most of the U.S whether it is covid exposure, high blood pressure, high blood sugar or any other condition insurance companies can dream up to price you out with exhorbitant copays and deductibles, and he will bankrupt social security by 2023 with his proposals to defund that program. good luck demented brain dead republicans. Trump has bankrupted every business his daddies money bought him. He couldn’t run a successful flea market. Hell, he even ran casinos into the ground and thats takes a REAL LOSER to bankrupt a gambling business. Check his golf course in Scotland, been losing money since it started in 2008 and his answer is to build another one right next to the one thats bleeding red ink. I’d rather have a homeless wino for president than this loser

      • Other way around, my friend!

      • Trump will NOT demolish Medicare and Medicaid. Really, go study HOW bills are passed, programs are in-acted, and just exactly how the US has checks n balances via our Congress. Unless, the Demo-god socialists turn THE US into Venezuela. Im Certainly weary of our tax $$ supporting 4rd, 4th, even 5th generations of welfare recipients.

      • Most of the bull shit you just posted is exactly what Biden and the democ
        raps are trying to do you dumb shit.

      • MAKEAMERICAGRAT AGAIN

        trump derangement syndrome.. you need help sheep. your believing all the leftist communist lies ..TRUMP 2020 IF YOU HAVENT NOTICED HE DID EVERY THING HE PROMISED .. AND BIDEN HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING EXCEPT PAD HIS POCKETS/ KILL SEALS AND SUPPLY OUR ENIMIES WITH NUCULAR CAPABILITY .. OH SELL OUR JOBS TO CHINA , AND KILL EMPLOYMENT FOR AMERICANS .

  9. I blame the media for not reporting the news. they should have been all over the Biden debacle. they went nuts over Trumps phone call, yet now, they will allov a criminal to run our country. he will sell us out to china even more now. they could never have caught up to us as far as technology, their military, etc if it were not for Hunter Biden. he should be tried for treason and hung. his gasbag father should be too. I can’t fathom a father who would molest his dead brothers daughter. the fact that he slept with his sister in law is beyond belief. that entire family is totally dysfunctional. look at Joe and Jill, committing adultery after his wife was killed. they lied to the world that they met on a blind date, she was taking care of his kids, and added Joe to the list. ask her ex husband, who found out after being approached by the mechanic who fixed her vette Joe had wrecked. she didn’t deny it, just packer her crap and left. that is who you want in the whitehouse?? no wonder he isn’t against abortion, he has no morals. he is not a Catholic. just the devil….

  10. At the debate Biden pledged to be the most progressive president ever.

    Progressive is just another word for communist.

  11. Vote for president trump! Look at his record. Biden is a lying senile idiot. Look up him and his sons corruption deal which our stupid media will not report on he will raise ur taxes as he has stated, lockdown the country, hurt people on Medicare and tax 401ks.

  12. I’m so glad to see people with common sense finally. Main stream media needs to be voted out too. 4 more years please. Or it’s all over where can we go?

  13. Damn Gary : I read your comment , I had to check the name on it . I was expecting to see Hillary Clinton but
    I’m not disappointed because I’m sure your TDS is equal to hers , You need to wipe the DNC koolaid off your lips , Your words make it sound like you work at CNN that’s right just another hater that’s too damn dumb to realize that they have been lied to years. WAKE UP GARY !!!
    Trump is the best president ever !!! ACCEPT IT!!!
    What kind of idiot wants votes and say I’m gonna raise
    you taxes ?? Free Medicare for all ?? Green new deal ?
    The whole democrat party is corrupt ! BIDEN SUX
    OBAMA WAS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY , HRC LOCK HER UP!!! …. SO TO HELL
    WITH DEMOCRATS. ….GARY YOURE AN IDIOT
    I VOTED FOR TRUMP/ PENCE. MAGA 20/20

    • To the intolerant , to the opinionated the name callers or
      Shat slingers on the left – Stop using the word liar , We know who is lying It’s the MSM and DNC ! It’s libs or
      Progressives it’s people who project and spy and cheat .
      It’s the leakers who abuse power and FISA warrants , or try to overthrow a duly elected President with Russian dossier or pay for disinformation. It’s the disrespectful
      the unpatriotic the race baiters or the career JOES who
      pander for votes !! It’s the bribe takers , launderers
      Yes we know who the liars are !!!! D = Dishonest
      Vote Trump 2020 AND 2024. GOD BLESS AMERICA
      MAGA AGAIN
      NEVER DEMOCRATER

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