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How Early Voting Rules in Each State May Create a Red or Blue Mirage on Election Night

Forget the red and blue election map. The most important map to watch on Election Night is one that shows when each state starts counting its early ballots. The differing rules states use to prioritize when early voting ballots are counted may create a blue or red “mirage” on Election Night that shows early leads for either Joe Biden or President Trump that slip away once more votes are tallied. NBCLX’s Noah Pransky explains.