More Republicans Vote Early

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7:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Republicans Make Gains In Early Voting Turnout

A part of the line of waiting voters Saturday at Charlotte's Veterans Park.
Credit Jennifer Lang

Early voting in North Carolina wrapped up over the weekend. The turnout exceeded 2008’s by almost 100,000 votes, and a lot more Republicans cast early ballots this year.

In 2008, early voting gave then-Senator Obama a big lead in North Carolina that Senator John McCain nearly erased on election day.

This year, President Obama still has a comfortable lead. But about 52,000 fewer Democrats and about 65,000 more Republicans cast early ballots.

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