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Trump has said Biden is exhibiting signs of dementia and joked that he will end up in a care home and running-mate Kamala Harris will have to complete his term. âDid something happen to Joe Biden?â an August attack ad wonders.
Appearing on CBSâ 60 Minutes earlier on Sunday, Biden, who would become the oldest president if he won the election, shook off Trumpâs attacks on his mental agility.
âHey, the same guy who thought that the 911 attack was a 7-Eleven attack, heâs talking about dementia?â Biden said.
âAll I can say to the American people is watch me, is see what Iâve done, is see what Iâm going to do. Look at me. Compare our physical and mental acuity.
âIâm happy to have that comparison.â
To date, more than 60 million Americans have cast ballots in the race, a record-breaking pace that could lead to the highest voter turnout in over a century, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project on Monday.
The tally is the latest sign of intense interest in the contest between Trump and Biden, as well as votersâ desire to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19, which has killed about 225,000 people across the United States.
Democrats hold a significant advantage in early voting due to their embrace of mail balloting, which Republicans have historically cast in large numbers but have shunned amid repeated and unfounded attacks by Trump who says the system is prone to widespread fraud.
Overall, Democrats hold roughly a two-to-one advantage in early voting numbers.
The high level of early voting has led Michael McDonald, the University of Florida professor who administers the U.S. Elections Project, to predict a record U.S. voter turnout of about 150 million, representing 65% of those eligible to vote, the highest rate since 1908.
U.S. voters have already cast more early votes during this presidential campaign than they did in all of 2016 when they passed the 47 million mark earlier this month, data shows.
With files from Reuters News