Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

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Third party and no party affiliated voters make up almost 547,000 vote-by-mail and early voting ballots.

The number of people voting early has surpassed the 2014 total in IL and many other states, with days to go before Tuesday's election.

Nationwide, more than 4.3 million Americans have already voted.

During the last midterm election, almost 3.19 million Floridians cast their ballots before Election Day.

For example, 2016, saw just over 29m votes cast with six days to go until the election. Turnout during presidential election cycles is typically much higher than for midterms.

And in the 2012 presidential election, 387,350 Tarrant County voters cast early ballots in person, election records show.

Taking a closer look at who is voting early in some of the most populated counties across Central Florida reveals that Republicans are outvoting Democrats locally as well, according to voter data.

At the top of this year's ballot is the U.S. Senate battle between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.

The secretary of state's office predicts turnout will reach 30 to 35 percent on Election Day.

Early voting ran from October 22 to November 2.

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