Early voting has begun in most states across the country, and the uncertainty around absentee ballots and the United States Postal Service has sent many Americans to vote in-person even if it means standing in line all day.
Photos and videos of voters standing in line for hours to vote have been circulating on social media for at least a week. The long lines are an indication of the enthusiasm to vote in the contentious presidential election, in particular for Democrats who might view this election as the last chance to save America from the Trump administration.
Many of the people willing to wait up to eight hours in line do not trust the USPS thanks in part to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the already-struggling agency and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s service changes. In addition, several states including New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have already admitted to sending incorrect mail-in ballots.
In Kentucky, voters began waiting in line at 3 a.m. to make sure they can vote when the early polls opened.
Good morning! Early in person voting began in Kentucky this morning. Here in Kenton County, the first person was in line at 3 a.m. @Enquirer