Republicans hold edge in pre-election ballots

- Republicans have the edge in ballots cast prior to Tuesday's primary elections, leading the Democrats in ballots cast by mail and in early voting, according to data compiled Monday by the state Division of Elections.

Republicans led Democrats with 567,772 mail-in ballots to 441,163. No-party and minor-party voters accounted for another 149,306 mail-in ballots. An additional 1.18 million ballots were mailed out, but had not yet been returned as of early Monday, the data showed.

Republicans also led in early voting, which ended over the weekend, with 253,869 ballots cast to the Democrats' 243,983. No-party and minor party ballots accounted for another 40,604 early votes.

Of the more than 1.69 million pre-election ballots cast through Monday, mail-in ballots accounted for 68 percent of the votes, with early voting accounting for 32 percent.

Through Monday, Pinellas County was leading the state in mail-in ballots, with 118,587, edging Miami-Dade County's 117,231. Miami-Dade led in early voting, with 49,252 ballots, followed by Duval County with 44,105.


Information provided by The News Service of Florida.

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