President Joe Biden addresses supporters at the Democratic Party’s Independence Day Dinner on October 28, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark McKella/Getty Images/AFP
DELAWARE: U.S. President Joe Biden will vote early in Saturday’s pivotal Nov. 8 midterm elections, with his granddaughter Natalie becoming a voter for the first time as Democrats battle for all the votes. I was.
Polls suggest Democrats could lose control of both houses of Congress.Voter dissatisfaction with high inflation had hoped Democrats would win a bitter battle with Republicans over abortion rights. Ruin the momentum.
Midterm voter turnout is typically much lower than in presidential election years, but it could be an important factor in battleground states.
“Democracy is literally on the ballot this year, not figuratively,” Biden told supporters at a $1 million Democratic fundraiser in Philadelphia on Friday, calling the election “our life.” “The most important by-election in the United States.”
“Let’s be clear, this election is not a referendum. This is a choice. A choice between two vastly different visions of America.”
A total of 19,495,342 early votes were cast nationwide, according to the US Elections Project.
About 8.3 million voters who turned 18 since the last general election in 2020 are eligible to vote in this year’s election, according to Tufts University’s nonpartisan Information and Research Center for Civic Learning and Engagement.
The center estimates that 50% of young people between the ages of 18 and 29 voted in the 2020 presidential election, an 11% increase from 2016, while voting in non-election years was rates tend to be lower.