24 Million Early, Absentee Votes Already Counted, More Than 2014

Republicans have a slight edge in early voting this year, making up 43 percent compared to Democrats' 41 percent

Nearly twice as many early or absentee ballots have been counted in the 2018 elections, already far outpacing the total from 2014, NBC News reported.

More than 24 million votes were counted with six days to go before Election Day. At the same point in 2014, just shy of 13 million votes had been counted, signifying a shift among voters toward early voting.

And this year's vote to date already outpaces the total number of early ballots submitted in the last midterm elections, 21.2 million.

Republicans have a slight edge in early voting this year, making up 43 percent compared to Democrats' 41 percent. But their edge in the last midterms was two percentage points bigger.

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