Early voting sets midterm record in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Early voting totals for Tuesday's election have set a new record for midterms in Wisconsin, topping 2014 levels.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Wednesday that nearly 378,000 absentee ballots have been cast to date. That exceeds the 2014 total when just over 374,000 absentee ballots were counted out of 2.4 million total votes.

Numerous surrogates including President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have been in Wisconsin in recent days to urge early voting in hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Friday is the deadline to register to vote absentee ahead of Election Day. In-person early voting is available in some parts of the state through the weekend, but those voters must have registered by Friday.

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