The largest group of early voters in North Carolina is made up of white Republican men, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Democracy North Carolina, a campaign watchdog group.
So far this year, registered Democrats are edging out Republicans, 31,910 to 27,623.
In 2008, by contrast, Democrats were swamping Republicans by 3 to 1.
The heaviest early voting is in Brunswick County where there are hot campaigns for Congress and state and local offices.
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