Record turnouts being reported across Minnesota

Minneapolis reported a record-high turnout before the polls even closed.
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voting plymouth -- A line to vote early in Plymouth on Oct. 28.

Minnesota is frequently at or near the top when it comes to voter turnout, and 2020 looks no different. 

Communities across Minnesota have reported impressive, sometimes record-breaking voter turnouts. Earlier in the day, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said Minnesota is "poised to do very well" in terms of voter turnout this year, noting the state will likely be near the top among other states. 

As of Tuesday morning, when just counting absentee ballots (that includes mail-in only precincts), 1,846,668 ballots had been accepted. That's 62-62% of the total 2016 voter turnout statewide, Simon said. (More on statewide voter turnout data below.)

Minneapolis sets a record

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey just before 6 p.m. tweeted that the city has seen record-setting voter turnout. 

Here's a look at voter turnout in Minneapolis over the past few years: 



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Statewide, here's the number and percentages of voter turnout in Minnesota between 2000 and 2018, according to the Secretary of State's website

Nationally, The Associated Press said 103.2 million people cast ballots early in this year's presidential election, which it called "unprecedented."

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