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GOP’s edge in early voting in Colo. may or may not hold significance

John Ingold
The Denver Post

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Republicans will head into Election Day tomorrow with a significant advantage over Democrats in terms of ballots cast, according to figures released Monday by the Colorado secretary of state’s office.

Whether that spells success come Election Night, though, is an open question.

In numbers up to date through the weekend, Republicans had about a 61,500-ballot advantage over Democrats. Republican voters also had voted at a higher rate – about 5.5 percentage points higher – than Democrats. Unaffiliated voters, who make up the state’s largest voting bloc, lagged behind the two major parties but still accounted for about a quarter of the ballots cast early statewide.

“It’s indicative of what you’re seeing around the country and what the polls have shown for months now in terms of Republican motivation,” said Eric Sondermann, a Denver political consultant.

Read more: GOP’s edge in early voting in Colo. may or may not hold significance – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_16495705#ixzz148mEMunZ

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