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With 1.6m ballots cast, GOP widens lead to 147k but Dems narrow percentage margin

@MarcACaputo

There's a good chance that more than one-fourth of this Florida election's ballots have already been cast now that more than 1.6 million Floridians have early voted either in person or by absentee.

Though it has been cut significantly over the month, Republicans are still holding a big lead over Democrats in pre-Election Day voting: 46-37 percent, or more than 147,000 ballots, a net increase of more than 3,000 ballots since yesterday.

The good news for Democrats: They're lowering the percentage margin by which Republicans lead, from 9.8 percentage points yesterday to 9.2 points today as the state hosts its first weekend of in-person early voting.

Prior posts can be found here, and here are the counts for in-person early votes, absentee votes and both combined:

PARTY      EV      %
REP     133,212 42%
DEM     131,532 42%
IND       50,765 16%
TOTAL     315,509  
     
     
     
PARTY    AB's      %
REP     607,889 47%
DEM     462,383 36%
IND     219,901 17%
TOTAL  1,290,173  
     
     
     
PARTY    EVAB      %
REP     741,101 46%
DEM     593,915 37%
IND     270,666 17%
TOTAL  1,605,682  

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