Florida Democrats have cast slightly more ballots than Republicans heading into Tuesday’s election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, according to this morning’s Division of Elections report.
More than 5.7 million Floridians have voted by mail or at in-person early voting sites. That includes 2,268,663 Democrats (39.58 percent) and 2,261,383 Republicans (39.45 percent).
That’s a difference of 7,280 ballots or 0.13 percent of all ballots cast. Until this morning, Republicans had held a slight edge in ballots cast.
More than 20 percent of those who have voted so far have no party affiliation or belong to minor parties. How those voters break will likely determine who wins Florida.
Democrats and Republicans alike expect Democrats to increase their advantage today and Sunday, the final days of in-person early voting. Republicans in recent elections have drawn more voters to the polls on election day itself.
Trump will be in Tampa this morning to rally supporters and Clinton will be in Pembroke Pines for a 1 p.m. get-out-the-vote rally.