“A record 3 million Georgia voters cast their ballots before early voting ended for the U.S. Senate runoffs, setting up a showdown that will be decided on election day Tuesday,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
“More than 1.3 million Georgians have already voted in two Senate runoffs taking place next month — a number that rivals the turnout at this point in the November election and points to intense enthusiasm in a pair of races that will determine control of Congress,” the Washington Post reports.
Of U.S. voters say they are more likely to wait until Election Day, up slightly from 52% just before the 2014 midterm elections, while 40% say they are more likely to vote early if their state offers the opportunity to do so, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey.
Of Arizona early voters cast ballots for Marco Rubio, according to an MBQF Consulting poll taken last week. Washington Examiner: “As of last Wednesday afternoon, at least a quarter million registered Republicans had already voted in Arizona, taking advantage of the state’s 26-day early voting period. Based on the timeline, this means those 250,000 Arizona Republicans all voted without knowing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) would no longer be a candidate by election day.” By our math, that’s about 40,000 votes Ted Cruz won’t get.
For those of you who practice or follow early voting, the United States Election Project maintains a spreadsheet of reports from state elections officials who voluntarily provide running stats.
The information provided by states differs, but some offer demographics or party affiliation. For up-to-the-minute info, follow USEP on Twitter at @ElectProject.