November 4, 2012 in Nation/World

States offer look at returns by party affiliation

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South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami on Saturday. Despite record turnout, Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected calls to extend early voting through today.
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More than 27 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, either by mail or in person. No votes will be counted until Tuesday but some key states are releasing the party affiliation of those who vote early.

• Colorado

Votes: 1.6 million

Democrats: 35 percent

Republicans: 37 percent

• Florida

Votes: 3.9 million

Democrats: 43 percent

Republicans: 40 percent

• Iowa

Votes: 614,000

Democrats: 43 percent

Republicans: 32 percent

• Nevada

Votes: 628,000

Democrats: 44 percent

Republicans: 37 percent

• North Carolina

Votes: 2.5 million

Democrats: 48 percent

Republicans: 32 percent

• Ohio

Votes: 1.6 million

Democrats: 29 percent

Republicans: 23 percent

Note: Party affiliation in Ohio is based on the last primary in which a voter participated.

Sources: The Associated Press, state elections agencies and the United States Elections Project at George Mason University

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