Report: Early swing state voting favors Hillary Clinton

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We have less than three weeks until Election Day, but millions of people have already cast their votes.

According to CNN, early voting statistics in some battleground states are "promising" for Hillary Clinton.

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Democrats' standing in some battleground states is better than it was at this time in 2012.

The number of Democrats and Republicans who have already voted play into this supposedly "promising" positioning for Clinton.

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While the number of Democrats who have already cast their ballots in North Carolina is about the same as it was this time in 2012, the Republicans' numbers are down by about 14,500.

President Obama narrowly lost North Carolina in 2012. The Clinton camp wants to take back the state this time around, which is why she and some of her strongest surrogates — Obama included — have campaigned in the state.

More Democrats than Republicans have voted early in Arizona this time around.

However, more Republicans have requested ballots.

Utah is traditionally a red state. But recent polls show Clinton and Donald Trump in a tight race. Independent candidate Evan McMullin is also polling close to the two candidates.

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From left Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laugh during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
From left Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laugh during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands after speaking during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
From left Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump and others listen as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and others listen as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and others listen as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) wait with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, before speaking during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (2nd L) and Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan (L) chat watched by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump during the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on October 20, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pats Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the back as she speaks with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greet attendees after the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laughs as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York on October 20, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: In this handout provided by the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan poses with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York City. The dinner has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other. (Photo by Daniel Goodrich/Archdiocese of New York via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Cardinal Timothy Dolan sits between and his wife Melania Trump, Donald Trump attends the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Hillary Clinton speaks with Melania Trump while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Donald Trump walks onto the stage while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Hillary Clinton walks by Melania Trump while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Donald Trump walks onto the stage while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump and others listen to an invocation during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump and others listen to an invocation during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New York. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Democrats have reduced their early voting deficit to Republicans by over 18,000 votes in Utah as well.

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But it's not all bad news for Donald Trump.

Republicans in Iowa have a smaller early voting deficit than they did in 2012. In Ohio, Republicans' early voting numbers haven't dropped as much as Democrats' have.

So how did they even get these numbers, anyway?

CNN partnered with data company Catalist, which maintains a national database of over 240 million people who are voting age.

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Catalist updates its database regularly and matches returned ballots with individual demographic information.

According to its website, Catalist works exclusively with progressive organizations.

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