Voter turnout in 2020 has broken both national and state records — and votes are still being counted. So far, 63.9 percent of Americans eligible to vote cast a ballot in the 2020 election, the highest portion since 1908's record 65.7 percent turnout. Turnout in all but eight states is projected to exceed 40-year records, with turnout in Minnesota and Wisconsin coming close to 80 percent. Overall, total 2020 turnout is projected to rise to 66.5 percent once all votes are tallied, the highest since 1900's 73.7 percent turnout among eligible voters. A much smaller voter pool was eligible to cast ballots in 1900 and 1908, as women, Asian Americans, and some Native Americans could not vote, and other non-white Americans were discouraged from voting through Jim Crow laws and intimidation.

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