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Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

(AP)-- The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

That's more than 58 million people voting with eight days to go before Election Day.

Democrats have been dominating early voting, but Republicans are slowly narrowing the gap.

That's because in-person early voting has kicked off in a number of states and President Donald Trump has convinced many of his supporters they should not vote with mail ballots.

One out of every 4 of the voters is either new or infrequent, a sign of a potential record-setting turnout.

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