Democratic counties outpace GOP nearly 2-to-1 in early votes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic counties continue to outpace Republican strongholds in Wisconsin early voting, a signal of strength for Hillary Clinton and Senate candidate Russ Feingold.

The latest numbers current through Monday posted by the Wisconsin Elections Commission show more than 30 percent of early absentee votes cast so far have come from the Democratic counties of Milwaukee and Dane.

Only about 16 percent of early votes have come from the conservative stronghold counties of Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee. Those suburban Milwaukee counties are imperative for Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson if they hope to carry the state.

In total, more than 465,000 early absentee ballots had been cast as of Monday. Early voting continues this week and both sides are urging their supporters to take advantage.

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