Americans in all 50 States and those living abroad have gone to the polls today to vote for their new leaders. Polling stations across the country opened at 6 am Tuesday and are expected to shut their doors at 7 pm.
Voting is taking place across the board – presidential, legislative, judiciary, County, and Boards of Education.
Before polling day, more than 100 million Americans cast their ballots in early voting that started on October 3, 2020.
In the Presidential election, incumbent Donald Trump is being challenged by Democratic hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden. Both forerunners have crisscrossed the country within the past months, convincing voters to make them their ultimate choice.
The 2020 election comes at a time the United States is facing its worst recession due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 230 thousand lives and infected more than seven million Americans.
There are also threats of a civil war should the incumbent lose. Reports say significant security measures are being employed against the possible post-election upheavals suspected.
Meanwhile, Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose has urged Ohioans to come out in their numbers and perform their civic duty.