With early voting in motion across the country, poll turnout has been vigorous. Numbers show that at least 21 million Americans have cast their ballots for the 2016 election. Democrats have outperformed Republicans in most areas, suggesting that the “October surprise” involving Hillary Clinton so far is not having much impact. However, of note is that African-American voters in North Carolina have so far not voted at the same rate as in 2012’s race. Also, polls indicate that early Democratic increases, so far are largely attributed to high turnout among Hispanic voters, who are voting early in greater number than previous years.