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NYT: Surge in Early Balloting in Florida, Record Turnout To Follow?

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

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Florida is one of the 35 states that offers its residents the option of voting early, in person or by no-excuse absentee ballot (in the other 15 states, it’s Tuesday or bust). Looks like people are taking Florida up on the offer, and record turnout might follow. Adam Nagourney reports for the New York Times:

By Friday night, nearly 350,000 Democrats had cast early votes, either in person or by mail, and party officials predicted that about 400,000 will have voted by Election Day. By contrast, just 97,000 Democrats voted early in the 2004 presidential primary, which was not as intensely contested. There are 4.14 million Democrats registered to vote in Florida.

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Three days before Floridians line up at the polls here, the number of Democrats who have voted here has already exceeded the turnout in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.

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