With 5 million votes already cast, Democrats lead in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With one day left before Election Day, more than 5 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida, and records show Democrats have the edge.

New statistics released Monday by the state Division of Elections show that nearly 2.7 million people have voted early, and nearly 2.4 million people have voted by mail.

Democrats have cast 2.06 million ballots. Republicans have cast 2.04 million. More than 948,000 voters with no party affiliation have also voted.

This year's totals far exceed those of 2014 midterms, but are still short of the 6.6 million who voted ahead of Election Day in 2016.

Florida's more than 13 million registered voters are choosing a new governor and voting on a pivotal U.S. Senate contest.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a Democratic political rally ahead of the midterm elections in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A woman in the crowd holds up a "Take It Back" sign as she attends a political rally with former U.S. President Barack Obama for California Democratic candidates during in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by democrats as he participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a clipboard as he participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. Left to right are candidates TJ Cox (CA-21), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by democrats as he participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by democrats in the crowd after speaking at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with California Democratic candidate Josh Harder as he participates in a political rally during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with California Democratic candidate Gil Cisneros as he participates in a political rally during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. Left to right are candidates Josh Harder (CA-10), TJ Cox (CA-21), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a clipboard to encourage voters, at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets the crowd at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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