ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say the state saw a record number of voters casting ballots early.
Media outlets report more than 800,000 people had turned out at polls by the time early voting ended Thursday evening. That’s more than the 430,500 Marylanders who voted early during the 2012 presidential election.
The record turnout means more than 20 percent of the state’s registered voters will have cast ballots before Election Day on Tuesday.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1 in Maryland. Democrats have cast about three times as many ballots as Republicans. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to win easily in the state.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has said he won’t be voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He’s just the second elected Republican governor in the past half-century in Maryland.
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