Record number of voters head to polls early

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The midterm elections are less than two weeks away, but voter turnout is already at record levels nationally.

More than 7 million people have now voted early, compared to just over 1 million at this point during the last midterm election in 2014.

In Texas, where Sen. Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke are in a closer than expected race, more than half a million people cast their ballots on the first day of early voting – shattering a midterm record.

Experts say it’s too early to draw conclusions about how the early voting could impact the races.

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(This story was originally published on October 24, 2018)

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