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Early voting shows signs of strength for GOP, Dems

Early voting: Registered Democrats are leading the way at the polls, representing 45 percent of all votes through Monday. But Republicans have comprised 38 percent of the early voters.

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Poll worker Bob McGarity holds "I Voted" stickers to give to voters exiting an early voting polling place after casting their ballots on Oct. 25, in Las Vegas. Early voting in Nevada continues through Oct. 29.

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Both Republicans and Democrats are showing signs of strength in North Carolina's early voting.

Registered Democrats are leading the way at the polls, representing 45 percent of all votes through Monday. But Republicans have comprised 38 percent of the early voters even though they make up only 32 percent of overall voter registrations.

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More than 450,000 votes have been cast so far.

The election includes a U.S. Senate race at the top of the ballot along with the state's 13 congressional seats. Voting will also decide the balance of power in the state's General Assembly.

The heaviest voting has been in the 11th district covering western North Carolina and the 7th District covering the state's southeast.