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Nearly 2 million Floridians have already cast ballots



By the time the sun rose Monday morning, nearly 2 million Floridians had already cast ballots, with Republicans and Democrats nearly dead even, according to official numbers posted on the state Division of Elections web site.

Here's the breakdown: 1,865,896 people in Florida had voted through Sunday.

Of that total, Democrats accounted for 784,444 votes, Republicans 774,304 and others (no-party and minor party voters) 307,148.

Democrats lead in early voting, 251,541 to 178,364 for Republicans.

Republicans lead in voting absentee or by mail, 595,940 to 532,903 for Democrats. 

[Last modified: Monday, October 29, 2012 12:05pm]


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