King County election official expects excessive voter turnout, says ‘we’re prepared for something’

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As about 1.4 million King County ballots exit within the mail, Elections Director Julie Clever says she is anticipating document voter turnout, maybe as excessive at 90%.

And with that rush, voters are inspired to vote early to make it simpler to course of ballots, Clever stated Wednesday morning.

Clever and King County Government Dow Constantine held a information convention Wednesday morning to debate the voting interval and their confidence in Washington’s vote-by-mail.

“Right here in King County, we all know that we’re prepared for something this election goes to throw our means,” stated Clever, including later “Our drop packing containers are metal tanks.”

Their information convention comes as President Donald Trump has disparaged mail ballots as he sows doubt in regards to the election outcomes whereas he trails within the polls. Washington is one among a handful of states with a vote by mail statute.

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