The number of people who will have the option of mailing in their ballots is more than EIGHT times the number in 2016. That means several hundred thousand people will have the option of voting by mail if they want or need to. See the data below.
For what it's worth, I've requested my mail-in ballot and I will use it if necessary. Right now I'm thinking I'll vote early, in person, on October 15, the first day of early voting. I am more than happy to risk my life to vote against Donald Fucking Trump.
Today's (8-14) report on NC's requests for absentee by mail (ABM) ballots:
Total requests among reporting 97 (out of 100) counties: 209,917
Up 14,669 from yesterday
Same day for 2016's requests: 25,067
2020 is now 8.4X ahead of 2016's #s for same day#ncpol #ncvotes
— Old North State Politics (@OldNorthStPol) August 14, 2020