In one Orlando precinct, every single voter — and then some — cast a ballot in the 2020 election, something The New York Times has characterized as "the rarest of feats."
Across the nation, localities have seen record voter turnout, with the nation likely to reach a national turnout of 67 percent, the highest in over 100 years. By contrast, 2016 saw the lowest voter turnout in two decades, with only 55 percent of voting age citizens casting ballots, CNN reports.
Still, even in a year like 2020, the Orlando district's 105 percent turnout is pretty stunning. The region, which includes the University of Central Florida, actually exceeded 100 percent because "a few voters switched their addresses on Election Day and moved into the precinct," the Times reports, with 795 ballots ultimately cast while 754 people had been registered before the election began.
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