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The digital sticker that Ann Arbor voters received

In the last days of the endless presidential campaign, I’ve been cheered to see the number of Americans who voted early.

We’re now up to more than half of the number of people who voted in the 2016 general election.

And yet, the scripts you are hearing and the stories you are reading seem oblivious to the fact that this will be a very different kind of election day.

We still hear about polls of “likely voters” that leave out the fact that the number of likely voters may not be very large.

We still hear about Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s campaigns “building up to Election Day” even though for half of voters, Election Day already took place. …


Micheline Maynard

Journalist. Author. The Check blog on NPR and NYT alum

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