Politics

GOP seizes early voting edge in key states

Pat McMahon Contributor

More Republicans have cast early ballots than Democrats since early voting got underway Monday in Colorado–a state with one of this cycle’s tightest Senate contests.

Numbers released late Wednesday from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office revealed that 81,545 Republicans have cast an early ballot, compared to 71,325 Democrats. More than 41,000 unaffiliated voters have already weighed in, according to the data.

So far, Republican early voters outweigh Democrats in all but two of the state’s counties–Boulder and Denver.

It’s much the same story in Nevada, where the early vote totals are likely already worrying Democrats. According to data compiled by George Mason University’s Michael McDonald, Democrats are underperforming with early voters in crucial Democratic terrain.

Full story: GOP seizes early voting edge in key states – The Hill’s Ballot Box