Florida leads all states with over 6.5 million early votes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WSVN) – More than half of Florida’s active registered voters have already cast ballots ahead of Election Day.

Numbers released by the state Division of Elections early Tuesday showed that a record 6.51 million voters have either voted early or voted by mail. There are nearly 12.9 million active registered voters. Florida’s early voting numbers were the highest in the country.

Early voting wrapped up over the weekend, but election supervisors can continue to accept mailed in ballots until 7 p.m. on Election Day.

The new numbers show Democrats have built up a more than 90,000 vote lead over Republicans. So far 2.59 million Democrats have voted compared to 2.5 million Republicans.

More than 1.25 million voters registered with no party affiliation have also voted.

Florida could surpass its overall vote total from 2012. During that presidential election more than 8.5 million people voted.

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