Here is just one of many election updates that we will be providing as the nation elects our next Commander-in-Chief. These early results break down the results only by party affiliation of each voter which is the first major indicator in the 2016 presidential election. It is possible that some Republicans voted for Clinton and some Democrats vote for Trump. The ballots will be counted tomorrow.
Early voting data released by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections reveals the statistics of the final results of Florida’s early voting system and there is a big difference between 2016 and 2012.
The results reveal that Democrats edged out Republicans in the voting by less than 100,000 votes. Final results show that Democrats received 2,558,000 votes while Republicans received 2,471,000 votes. Typically Democrats do much better in Florida in early voting and Republicans come out in higher numbers on actual election day.
Democrats received 39.85% of the vote while Republicans got 38.49% of the vote, which is a major difference than the 2012 election where Obama received 43% of the vote and Romney received 40% of the vote.
Donald Trump has outperformed Mitt Romney’s 2012 results by 130,000 votes in early voting in Florida so far which is a significant difference.
“Mitt Romney went into Election Day down 161,000 in absentee ballots and early voting. He ended up losing the state by 74,000,” the Drudge Report reported.
Trump is down roughly 32,500 votes, but Republicans have a tendency to outvote Democrats in Florida on election day and for Trump supporters, these early results are a very good sign.