Tribal leaders are pushing for big Native voter turnout

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Tribal leaders are pushing for big Native voter turnout

Laurie Weahkee, right, executive director of the Native American Voters Alliance, talks with a poll worker before voting early in Albuquerque. The National Congress of American Indians and other groups have been working to increase Native American voter participation.
Early voting update

WASHINGTON – More than 20 million people already have voted in the upcoming election, either by mail or in person. No votes will be counted until Nov. 6, but some key states are releasing the party affiliation of those who have voted.



Colorado



Votes: 1.3 million

Democrats: 35 percent

Republicans: 38 percent



Florida



Votes: 2.7 million

Democrats: 43 percent

Republicans: 41 percent



Iowa



Votes: 557,000

Democrats: 43 percent

Republicans: 32 percent



Nevada



Votes: 575,000

Democrats: 44 percent

Republicans: 38 percent



North Carolina



Votes: 2.1 million

Democrats: 48 percent

Republicans: 32 percent



Ohio



Votes: 1.3 million

Democrats: 30 percent

Republicans: 24 percent



Note: Party affiliation in Ohio is based on the last primary in which a voter participated.



Sources: The Associated Press, state elections agencies and the United States Elections Project at George Mason University.

Tribal leaders are pushing for big Native voter turnout

Laurie Weahkee, right, executive director of the Native American Voters Alliance, talks with a poll worker before voting early in Albuquerque. The National Congress of American Indians and other groups have been working to increase Native American voter participation.
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