2 The total compromises 93,830 votes on Saturday, which was the first day of early voting, and 100,085 votes on Sunday.
3 Nationwide, a record 58.6 million early ballots have been cast so far with nine days to go before the general election on Nov. 3.
4 This figure has already surpassed the 58 million early and absentee votes recorded in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Associated Press.
5 This is the first time New Yorkers are voting early in a presidential election in United States history, the Board of Elections said in a tweet on Sunday evening.
10 Oliver also cited “too much corruption” at her regular polling centre on Election Day as another reason for her decision.
11 She said she voted for President Donald Trump to continue with his work on the protection of freedom of speech, religion and peaceful assembly.
12 “It should not be only the mob getting on the streets to protest, I should be able to protest too.
13 “I should be able to go to church where I can pray to my God to help stop this pandemic as He did in 1918 during the Spanish influenza,” she said.
14 Ms Margaret Sama, a Cameroonian-American, who voted for Biden said she came out early to make sure her vote counted.
15 Sama said she voted for a unifying figure in a country that had been deeply divided along racial lines under Trump.
16 “I want a country where we can respect one another’s views, because the division creates so such animosity and anger.
17 “We need someone who can bring the country back together so that we can unite in the fight against poverty, racism and other challenges plaguing humanity.
19 She dismissed Trump’s claim that he has done more for the African-American community than any president since Abraham Lincoln.
20 He claims his administration has delivered the lowest lack unemployment, poverty and crime figures in the country’s history.
21 “I don’t think so because when it comes to the economy only the rich people are benefitting from Trump’s policies,” Sama said.