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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%)

TOTAL 779,565

Here are the new early voting additions since yesterday:

Dems +121,143
Reps +100,909
Inds +44,324

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%)

TOTAL 2,223,840

Here are the new overall additions since yesterday, including mail-in ballots:

Dems +159,110
Reps +137,811

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/...

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