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Connecticut Saw Record Voter Turnout — With Help From Universally Mailed Ballots

November 27, 2020

The state of Connecticut had its highest voter turnout in the history of presidential elections despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly 80 percent of registered voters in the state cast a ballot in the November 3 election, as the Associated Press reports. In all, around 1.86 million people voted in the state. It was the first time in the state’s history that election officials mailed every registered voter in the state a ballot with a postage-paid return envelope, whether the person requested one or not.

In all, about 659,000 people voted absentee and had their votes count.

Connecticut voted for Joe Biden for president over Donald Trump, 59 to 39 percent. The state has not voted for a Republican for president since its voters backed George H.W. Bush in 1988, 52 to 47 percent.

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