OHIO — Early Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted, saying “Can I alter my vote?” was trending on Google — which led to hundreds of thousands of others to query whether or not they may of their state.
Google Developments exhibits extra individuals did search the query on Oct. 22, the final debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Nonetheless, the search is a standard prevalence.
Google Developments showcases knowledge that does not symbolize your complete or completely search knowledge, that means it does not present how many individuals truly search a time period. As a substitute, Google places the search quantity on an index from 1 to 100. For instance, the primary graph will present you that Alaska had the best quantity of searches with that query and “100” subsequent to it, indicating many of the searches originated from there in that specific time interval.
Over the previous 16 years, the query has been searched a number of instances — not simply now. The best spike in searches truly got here in Nov. 2016 when Trump received the presidency`.
But when narrowed all the way down to Ohio as an alternative of the U.S., the spikes in searches over the identical prolonged time period almost double.
Between Oct. 19 and Oct. 25 of this 12 months, many of the searches in Ohio got here out of Lima.
So the query stays: Can you alter your vote in Ohio?
As soon as the poll goes by the scanner, whether or not you voted early or on the polls, your vote is ready in stone. The Ohio Revised Code prohibits anybody from casting a brand new vote:
“No absent voter might obtain a substitute poll after the voter’s absent voter’s poll has been scanned or entered into automated tabulating gear.”
However there are a number of states that permit it beneath sure circumstances.
For exampleW, isconsin and Michigan voters can request to “spoil” their absentee ballots, however by a sure deadline. They are going to then obtain a brand new poll.
Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampsure, New Mexico and Pennsylvania permit the identical factor, besides if the poll has already been counted.