Ballots being sent now to overseas civilian and absent military voters make up a small fraction of Florida’s mail ballots, but in a state known for historically razor-thin margins, this diverse group should not be overlooked.
As of Thursday, more than 80 voters had already returned their mail ballots as counties begin sending ballots to overseas voters and a smattering of residents have stopped by elections offices for over-the-counter vote-by-mail ballots.
Millions more mail ballots will be sent through the mail beginning Thursday. That’s when Florida’s 67 county supervisors of elections can begin sending mail ballots to voters in the states. Already, a record 4.5 million Floridians have requested mail ballots for the general election, with that number expected to grow as the election nears.
The Trump campaign's Florida operation is…not happy.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 17, 2020
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