EXPECTED VOTER TURNOUT AT RECORD LEVELS

 Election Day is tomorrow but judging by the early voting numbers it’s going to be a record-breaker at least in terms of voter turnout. More than 30 million Americans have taken advantage of early voting to cast their ballots, a record number for a midterm election. Nearly five million Texans in the state’s 30 biggest counties voted Friday’s early-voting deadline, more than the entire statewide turnout for the last midterm election in 2014. Florida voters were headed for a record, too, with about four million votes cast by late last week. Enormous numbers have been recorded in Tennessee, Nevada and Georgia. 

Nobody knows which way those votes are going, but the final pre-election polls indicate a deeply divided electorate. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll suggests:

Democrats will perform best with minorities, young voters, college-educated voters and women.Republicans will get more votes from white voters without a college degree, men and white voters overall.Democrats appeared to have the edge, with 57 percent saying they’d prefer a Democratic Party-controlled Congress compared to 43 percent who would prefer a Republican majority.

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