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Nearly 800,000 voters have already cast ballots in Florida

Posted at 2:51 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 17:32:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 800,000 Florida voters have already cast ballots in the state's crucial primary election.
The Florida Division of Elections website says that so far more than 739,000 voters have mailed in their ballots. More than 38,000 people have voted at early voting polling places.
Eighteen counties started early voting Monday, but the remaining counties in the state will begin early voting in the next three days.
Florida's primary is Aug. 28.
The top races are the gubernatorial primaries. Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessmen Jeff Greene and Chris King are the Democratic candidates. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis are the Republicans. There are also Cabinet primaries.

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