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Canadians rush to early polls in election, mail-in ballots underwhelm

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(Changes headline) By Julie Gordon OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadians voted in advanced polls in record numbers ahead of an upcoming election, some looking to beat crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released this week, though an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots has failed to materialize. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who called the snap Sept. 20 election to try to secure a majority, is now fighting to keep his job with his Liberal party in a tight race against their main rival, the Conservatives. Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted early this electio…

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