Nearly 3.5 million have already voted in Florida
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CREATED Nov 2, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State elections officials say more than 3.4 million Floridians have cast ballots through early voting or with an absentee ballot.
With Friday and Saturday the final two remaining days for those wanting to vote early, 3,464,182 Floridians have already cast their ballot.
More Democrats (86,848) had taken advantage of the early voting in Florida while more Republicans (80,021) returned absentee ballots though Thursday. There were 595,661 non-affiliated voters in addition to 1,293,223 Democrats and 1,472,278 Republicans who have voted in the Sunshine State.
Despite record turnout in many parts of the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected calls Thursday to extend early voting through Sunday to help alleviate long lines at the polls.
Colorado is the only swing state where more Republicans have voted than Democrats heading into Election Day.
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