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Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections department on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dems Dominate Early Voting; Reps Take Absentee Balloting

Less than 24 hours before Election Day, Democrats in Florida have jumped to a 167,000 vote lead over Republicans out of the 4.5 million early votes and absentee ballots that have been cast thus far.

CBS Miami–11/05/2012

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More Than 100,000 Have Cast Early Votes In S. Florida

Early voting is well underway in the Sunshine State and more than 100,000 residents of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have already cast their votes.

CBS Miami–10/29/2012

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Saturday Start To Early Voting Could Be Big For Dems

Democrats hopes for taking an early lead in the presidential race in Florida will be fully underway on Saturday when early voting begins statewide. But, unlike in 2008, there will be less days for voters to cast their votes early.

CBS Miami–10/26/2012

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Early Voting Kicks Off On Saturday

While nearly 1 million people have cast an absentee vote already this election season, business at the voting booths will begin to pick up starting Saturday when early voting kicks off in Florida.

CBS Miami–10/25/2012

People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, NC. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Turn Out Supporters For Early Vote As Republicans Try To Suppress Vote

Early vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.

10/19/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Democrats Chip Away At Republican Absentee Ballot Advantage

Historically speaking, a high turnout for absentee ballots has favored the Republican Party. This year, while Republicans are enjoying a lead, Democrats have started to chip away at the absentee ballot numbers and it’s generated a new emphasis on getting the vote out early.

CBS Miami–10/15/2012

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Scott At Odds With Monroe County Supervisor Of Elections Over Early Voting

Governor Rick Scott wants every county to reduce early voting days from 12 to eight and the only thing standing in his way is Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer.

CBS Miami–08/21/2012

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