(RightIsRight.co) – Almost 10 million early voting ballots have already been cast nationwide in the 2022 midterm elections, and most of those belong to Democrat Party voters, with the GOP falling behind.
More than 9.5 million voters have already voted either by mail or in person, two weeks ahead of the November 8 Election Day in those states that reveal early voting numbers, The Washington Times reported.
According to the United States Elections Project, a monitoring website based at the University of Florida, data from states registering party affiliations shows that Democrats have cast more than half of the early ballots. In contrast, Republican voters have cast about 30% of those.
Besides that, Democrat Party voters have requested almost twice as many mail-in ballots as have GOP supporters: nearly 15 million compared with more than 8 million.
However, Republican voters exhibit a slightly higher rate of return: 15.8% of those who asked for a mail-in ballot have sent it back, compared with 14.8% of the Democrat voters.
The highest number of mail-in ballots for the 2022 midterm elections have been registered in Florida, California, Michigan, and Georgia.
States reporting data on early voters’ age demographics have found that the 65+ age group has cast the highest number of early ballots, while youth voters have voted the least.
With the early voting numbers showing an advantage for the Democratic Party, and less than two weeks before Election Day, rivaling candidates in multiple states across the nation are still engaged in vigorous debates with one another.
Earlier this week, Florida’s incumbent Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, faced off with his Democrat rival, Charlie Crist.
At the same time, last night in Pennsylvania’s race for the US Senate, Republican candidate and former President Donald Trump’s ally, Dr. Mehmet Oz, debated Democrat John Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor.
Recent public opinion polls have indicated that the Republican Party has an edge in the midterms as more and more Americans are concerned over inflation and the state of the US economy.
At the same time, though, the Democrats have been campaigning hard to mobilize their electorate, especially in the younger demographics.
Notable in that regard is former Democrat President Barack Obama’s newly released campaign ad calling upon young people to vote in the midterms.
“Two years ago, more young people voted than in any other election since the 1970s, and because you did, the direction of the country changed,” Obama argued in his ad.
Over the past weekend, far-left New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a youth-focused campaign rally at the University of California-Irvine.
Forecasts expect the 2022 midterm elections to see a very high voter turnout, perhaps surpassing the 2018 figure of 49.4%, not to mention the 2014 turnout of 36%.
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— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) October 25, 2022