GOP voters edge Dems with 2 million Florida ballots cast in early voting

Posted at 2:18 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 14:18:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than 2 million voters have already cast their ballots in the battleground state of Florida, and so far, Republicans have the edge.

New statistics released Friday by the state Division of Elections show that nearly 560,000 people have voted early this week. Additionally, nearly 1.48 million people have voted by mail.

Nearly 870,000 GOP voters have cast ballots, compared to slightly more than 808,000 Democrats.

There are more than 13 million registered voters in the state.

Florida voters are choosing whether their new governor should be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum or former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. Outgoing Gov. Rick Scott also is challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate.