Here are the latest figures out of Florida. Along with some concern-trolling from the Miami Herald.
Here are the cumulative early vote totals:
Dems 372,253 (47.75%)
Reps 278,867 (35.77%)
Inds 128,445 (16.48%)
Here are the new early voting additions since yesterday:
It was a huge day of early voting on Monday with 266,376 votes cast in early voting alone.
Now, for the cumulative figures, including the absentee/mail-in ballots:
Dems 943,123 (42.41%)
Reps 911,709 (40.99%)
Inds 369,008 (16.59%)
Here are the new overall additions since yesterday, including mail-in ballots:
So what does this mean? Well, I'll tell you. What this means is that while Democrats cast 20,234 more live, in-person votes than Republicans did yesterday, they also cast 1,065 more absentee/mail-in votes than Republicans did yesterday. That is huge, because Republicans had been dominating the absentee/mail-in ballots up until now. Let's hope for an even brighter day tomorrow!
We have extended out lead in Florida, but there's a lot of work to do. By the end of the early voting period in Florida in 2008, we led roughly 45% to 38%. In 2008, well over three million Floridians had voted before election day, so we are on pace to shatter that total.
From the Miami Herald:
Monday's heavy vote could be an anomaly (folks voting Monday because they rested Sunday or thought the polls would be too crowded). Or this could be a sign of the organization that the Obama campaign says it has. We'll see.Lolz.
Here is a link to the report: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/...