Early Voting Results 2012 Presidential Election: Who Is In The Lead?

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By Maria Vultaggio | November 7, 2012 9:47 AM EST

Even though there is plenty of time for Americans to get their votes in, neatly 30 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, whether the ballots were sent in by mail or cast in person, Politico has reported.

Votes will not be counted until the end of Tuesday, however some important swing states have released the party affiliation of those who opted to exercise their right to vote ahead of time.

The following statistics are courtesy of Politico, The Associated Press, state elections agencies and the United States Elections Project at George Mason University.   

Colorado              

Votes: 1.6 million              

Democrats: 35 percent              

Republicans: 37 percent              

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Florida

Votes: 4.3 million              

Democrats: 43 percent              

Republicans: 40 percent              

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Iowa              

Votes: 614,000              

Democrats: 43 percent              

Republicans: 32 percent              

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Nevada              

Votes: 702,000              

Democrats: 44 percent              

Republicans: 37 percent              

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North Carolina              

Votes: 2.7 million              

Democrats: 48 percent              

Republicans: 32 percent              

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Ohio              

Votes: 1.6 million              

Democrats: 29 percent              

Republicans: 23 percent              

In what will likely be one of the closest elections in American history every vote counts. Both presidential candidates were even interviewed during the half time of Monday night’s football game, though it seemed like the interviewer was more interested in asking Romney and Obama about football than their politics.

Facebook has taken the iniative to prompt and encourage their users to vote by reminding them about Election Day the moment they sign on to the social media site. Visitors to Google's homepage who click on the Google image are taken to a page that helps them find their polling site and provides other key information about voting and the election.

For anyone who is unsure of where to go to vote, Facebook also  lets their users know where the closest voting booth for them is located. 

Many have taken to social media to share their "I Voted" stickers. However, some should be wary with how much they share. Certain voters could face jail time for posting pictures of their ballots on Instagram and Facebook. 

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