Nearly 4.5 million Florida votes cast; 40.3% from Republicans, 39.9% from Dems

Hillary Clinton (in pantsuit) with Jennifer Lopez at Miami's Bayfront Park on Saturday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times) Donald Trump will visit the same venue for a rally today. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

Hillary Clinton (in pantsuit) with Jennifer Lopez at Miami’s Bayfront Park on Saturday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Donald Trump will visit the same venue for a rally today. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

Republicans continue to hold a slight edge over Democrats in ballots cast in Florida before next Tuesday’s election.

 

The latest Division of Elections turnout figures (Click to enlarge).

The latest Division of Elections turnout figures (Click to enlarge).

A Division of Elections report filed shortly after 7 a.m. today shows nearly 2.2 million Floridians have voted by mail and nearly 2.3 million have cast ballots at in-person early voting sites.

 

Of those who have voted, 1,798,954 or 40.3 percent are Republicans and 1,781,498 or 39.9 percent are Democrats.

 

That’s a difference of 17,456 ballots.

 

The close numbers mean the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Florida will hinge on how loyal Democrats and Republicans are to their respective nominees and how independent voters break.

 

Clinton made three Florida stops Tuesday, wrapping up with a late-might rally in Fort Lauderdale. Trump has three Florida rallies today, starting with a noon event in Miami and rallies in Orlando and Pensacola. He’ll also be in Jacksonville on Thursday.

 

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