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More than 220K votes cast in North Dakota already



MINOT, N.D. – North Dakotans have already cast more than 220,000 votes as of noon Friday.

Almost 80% of absentee and mail-in votes have been cast, totaling more than 160,000 votes. By noon, 60,234 early votes were made statewide. All told, about 38% of North Dakota’s estimated voting population had voted by Friday.

“I would feel personally good if we got to 250,000 voters before election day that would be, take a lot of pressure off of voting places on election day,” said Brian Newby, election director.

Newby said he hopes to see 375,000 by the end of election day.