Floridians had a record-breaking first day of early voting ahead of the upcoming November election, with more than 3.1 million votes cast.
More than 366,000 of those ballots were cast in person on day one, according to statistics from the Florida Elections Division.
The remainder, more than 2.6 million voters, chose to vote by mail.
Of more than 3 million votes, 1,003,891 were cast by Republicans, 1,324,836 by Democrats, 46,892 were identified as “other”, while 774,633 had no party affiliation.
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Early voting caused long lines across the state on Monday, as rows of people stretched around a local public library and various county buildings. Some were forced to wait hours before they could vote.
Voters were also seen depositing their ballots at a drive-through collection station at the Orange County Labor Liberation Center.
The news comes on the same day that a Florida police officer was sanctioned and reprimanded for wearing a “Trump 2020” mask near a polling station.
Local reports identified the officer as Daniel Ubeda, however, Chief Jorge Colina and the Miami Police Department did not respond to Fox News questions about the officer’s identity or the disciplinary action that was taken. could be taken against him.
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“We are aware of the release of a photograph of a Miami police officer wearing a political mask in uniform,” the police department said in a statement. “This behavior is unacceptable, constitutes a violation of departmental policy and is dealt with immediately. “