The early-voter turnout, which figures to be heavily Democratic, is abnormally high.
In other words, we feel that we are moving at a slow, stately rate through a universe whose contents have been abnormally slowed.
These numbers are partly due to an abnormally high number of traffic deaths.
1835, displaced older abnormous (1742) and rival anormal (1835) under influence of Latin abnormis "deviating from a rule," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + norma "rule" (see norm). The older forms were via Old French anormal (13c.), from Medieval Latin anormalos, from Greek anomalos, from an- "not" + homalos, from homos "same." The Greek word was altered in Latin by association with norma. Related: Abnormally.