Minnesota voters stream to the polls despite the coronavirus threat
November 4, 2020
Voters wearing masks streamed into the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the midst of the pandemic - unlike a record number of Minnesotans who took advantage of early voting this year.
For some, going to the voting booth on Election Day is a strongly held tradition they refused to miss despite the novel coronavirus. Some just found it easier because they were too busy to pursue an absentee ballot and turn it in before the Nov. 3 election. Others feared mail-in ballots would go uncounted.
"There's such a climate of mistrust," said Kristie Pikkaraine of Minneapolis, who voted at the Harrison Education Center on Tuesday. "I want to make sure my vote is counted and counted fast."