Floridians have been sending in their absentee ballots for a couple of days now. Though the statistics prove to be much different than previous elections, it is important to note that this has been an unconventional election season with surprises around every corner.
Before election day, Republicans in Florida always send in more mail-in votes than Democrats.
The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that this isn’t the case for the 2016 Presidential election.
An estimated 513,000 Floridians have voted, which includes 210, 629 registered Republicans; 210, 595 registered Democrats and 91,626 Floridians registered as Independents.
There are still many others left to vote, though, seeing as 941,000 Democrats and 982,000 Republicans still haven’t mailed-in their ballots. Most likely, this is because some voters may be undecided and would like to see the third Presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19th before making a final decision.
Florida is an important battleground state that both candidates need to win to be elected President.