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Georgia sees big spike in early voting numbers

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ATLANTA (WTOC) -

Monday was the last full day of campaigning before Tuesday's primary election in Georgia.

Early voting is up from four years ago, and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said almost 240,000 Georgians cast ballots ahead of the primary, including almost 148,000 Republicans.

In 2010, almost 213,000 people voted earlier out of 680,000 total ballots cast.

It's difficult to know whether the early voting increase means an overall turnout bump, or simply reflects the campaigns' emphasis on the opportunity to vote early.

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