Florida Republicans and Democrats have voted in nearly equal numbers so far as the state’s in-person early voting period enters its final weekend and Tuesday’s election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump looms.
Nearly 5.3 million Floridians have either voted by mail or cast ballots at in-person early voting sites in advance of Tuesday’s election, according to this morning’s report from the Florida Division of Elections.
Republicans have cast 2,093,586 ballots, or 39.74 percent, and Democrats have cast 2,091,753 ballots, or 39.71 percent.
That’s a difference between the parties of 1,833 ballots or 0.03 percent of all the votes cast so far.
Another 1,082,411 ballots have been cast by voters from minor parties or with no party affiliation.
Democrats expect to enter election day with an advantage in ballots cast. The weekend — with Sunday’s “Souls to the Polls” push for voters from black churches — is traditionally a time for heavier Democratic turnout in early voting.
Clinton running mate Tim Kaine will campaign in Melbourne today and Trump running mate Mike Pence will campaign in Miami. On Saturday, Clinton will stump in South Florida while Trump campaigns in Tampa.