Without about 1.94 million ballots cast in the Nov. 8 election, registered Democrats and Democrats were almost evenly divided as of Thursday morning. Registered Democrats had cast 786,425 ballots by mail or at early voting sites, while Republicans had cast 784,653, according to data posted on the state Division of Elections website.
Democrats held an advantage in mail-in ballots, while Republicans led at early voting sites. Meanwhile, unaffiliated voters had cast 342,045 ballots, and third-party voters had cast 26,882. Counties were able to start offering in-person early voting on Monday, with all counties required to offer it on Saturday.
Republicans hold an advantage over Democrats, and even though the two political parties are "neck and neck" at this juncture in the election, Republicans are expected to pull away from Democrats on Election Day. Republican voters have historically outperformed Democrats on Election Day.
Publisher Javier Manjarres added to this News Service of Florida story.