Republicans Outpacing Democrats in Returned Ballots in Wisconsin

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 13: A view of voting booths at the Santa Clara County registrar of voters office on October 13, 2020 in San Jose, California. The Santa Clara County registrar of voters is preparing to take in and process thousands of ballots as early voting is underway …
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Republicans are outpacing Democrats in returned ballots in Wisconsin, according to early voter data last updated Wednesday afternoon.

Early voting data shows over 1.4 million Wisconsin voters casting their ballots in the presidential election, which is six days away. Republicans are responsible for 42 percent of the ballots returned, while Democrats comprise 36 percent of ballots returned, according to a TargetSmart model.

Voters unaffiliated with either major party comprise 22 percent of total ballots returned:

The update also broke down the total ballots cast by age. Thirty-nine percent of ballots returned came from voters ages 65 and older, followed by those 50-64 (29 percent), 40-49 (11 percent), 30-39 (9 percent), and 18-29 (5 percent). Seven percent were categorized as “other.”

A Trafalgar Group survey released this week showed President Trump and Joe Biden (D) in the midst of a dead heat in the battleground state, separate by less than half of a single percentage point:

Wednesday’s RealClearPolitics average showed the Biden-Harris ticket leading in the Badger State by over six percent. In 2016, the final RCP average showed Hillary Clinton up by 6.5 percent. President Trump scored an upset victory in the state, defeating his challenger, whom he called “Crooked Hillary,” by .7 percent.

Wisconsin voters have until November 1 to cast their vote early in person.

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