As you well know, early voting is being more widely used this year than ever before, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the left’s insistence that the world is not safe enough to go to the polls on Election Day or in person.
However, as many are finding out, the opportunity to vote early is leaving more than a few with something akin to ‘buyer’s remorse.’
As the New York Post reported on Monday, it seems that thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Americans, are now wishing they had not voted so early, thanks to the final debates as well as the recent revealing of the Hunter Biden email scandal. In fact, many are not only regretting their decision, but many are wondering if it’s not too late to change their vote.
And the Post was not the only media network to notice. Zero Hedge also made a post as ‘Can I Change My Vote” became the most used Google search over the weekend.
“Can I Change My Vote: Voter’s Remorse Sets In As Google Searches for Do-Over Spike.”
Fox News also noted the trend, as Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream” producer Sean Langille tweeted out this message, “Searches for ‘Can I change my vote’ started trending over the last few days – linked to searches for ‘Hunter Biden,’ according to Google Trends data.”
But as the Washington Post stated, it may be far too late for many American voters.
As of Monday, at least 62.7 million people had already cast their votes – a 133 percent increase over early voting taking place in 2016. Of those, 30.4 million were in battleground states.
But, according to the Post, many now want to change their vote. Presumably, considering the rush for a change of mind happened after the last debate, as well as Hunter’s email expose, those voters likely have remorse over voting for Biden.
Trump dominated the final debate, proving that he is more than capable of the job at hand. And unlike the first standoff with the former vice president, he gave Biden time to make mistakes and, of course, spout off a few lies. This left Biden looking rather weak and frail minded.
It is noted that this trend of ‘voter’s remorse’ is precisely why President Trump proposed to have another, and much earlier debate added to the schedule, or at least to move them all up by a month. He knew that if people voted early and then saw a performance from either candidate they didn’t like in the last few days before the election, they would be left up a preverbal creek, so to speak.
Luckily for a few, some states actually do allow a second vote. Wisconsin even allows a third one. As director of the Election Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center told Newsy, “in some states, you can submit your ballot, have a change of heart, and submit a new ballot.”
Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, New York, and, as I mentioned before, Wisconsin all allow for a second ballot to be submitted.
Naturally, each state’s rules on the subject do vary a bit. For instance, in New York, only those who have submitted an absentee ballot via the mail are eligible for such, according to the Post.
Now, of course, at this time, there is no way of knowing exactly how many people have changed their vote or will soon. However, it does lead to another interesting point.
If thousands want to change a vote they already cast, how many more do you think have suddenly changed their minds on the vote they haven’t placed yet?
If recent polls have anything to say on the matter, it’s quite a few. While Biden led in nearly every single poll just last week, some by double digits, this week looks vastly different.
Now, the two candidates are virtually tied in several polls, and some even show Trump leading, if not by much. It has also been noted that these are roughly the same exact numbers Trump and Hillary had in 2016, and we all know how that turned out.
And among black voters, Trump’s support has increased by nearly double in just three days. That’s some profound change of heart…