What does record-breaking Early Voting mean for Florida?

After record-breaking Early Voting turnout, how many voters are left?

CENTRAL FLORIDA — Election Day is Tuesday, but in battleground -- a.k.a. do-or-die -- a.k.a. swing state Florida, 5.1 million voters have already done their democratic duty.

Early voting came to a close Sunday, setting records for a midterm election. Some voters who cast their ballots early encountered long lines.

So is the record-breaking turnout a sign of who will win come Tuesday night? It’s easy for both parties to argue that they are winning – but it’s not that simple.

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Democrats are celebrating because, as of now, more Democratic voters have cast their ballot. Republicans, meanwhile, are excited that the GOP-to-Democrat ratio is very close, and they still have high-turnout voters who will show up Tuesday.

This is a departure from 2014 – the last midterm election – when Republicans ended early voting with a narrow lead.

Regardless of party affiliation, women make up the majority of early voters. Meanwhile, independent voters account for almost one in five votes.

So with 5.1 million votes already cast, the big question is: How many more votes are even left for Tuesday?

The potential answer: More than double that. Florida’s Division of Elections says there are 13.2 million registered voters in the Sunshine State.

One more thing to consider: Early voting is popular, but day-of voting can make or break the fate of a candidate. In 2016, Hillary Clinton led in early voting, but Donald Trump won the ballots cast on Election Day, and then won the state.