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Early voting ahead of Election Day

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With less than two weeks until the election, the White House is battling against history as it tries to defend a lengthy slate of seats held by congressional Republicans. Democrats need to flip 23 House seats to win back the majority, a target that falls in line with the typical losses of about two dozen seats for a first-term president in midterm elections. Republicans are playing on a friendly Senate campaign terrain but can ill afford any mistakes with a narrow 51-49 majority. (AP)

Here’s a look at early voting around the nation.

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A sign directs voters to the Jimmie B. Keel regional library polling station to cast their early vote in Florida’s elections on Oct. 22, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

People cast their votes on the third day of early voting at the Galleria at Sunset in Henderson, Nev., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo: Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

An election judge, left, has an “I VOTED” sticker ready to hand to a voter after he inserts his ballot into the machine as people took advantage of early voting Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo: Jim Mone/AP)

A sign announces early voting ahead of Election Day on November 6, at City Hall in Medford, Mass., Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Voters cast their ballots early for the midterm elections at the Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo: Michael Conroy/AP)

Dancers with the Mexico Vivo group prepares to perform at the East Las Vegas Community Center, an early voting location, in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nev. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Voters wait in long lines outside a voter registration office in predominately Republican Cobb County, Marietta, Ga., Oct. 18, 2018. Voters through Georgia were able to cast ballots in early voting across the state, with many locations reporting long lines and crowds that waited as long as 3 hours. (Photo: Robin Rayne Nelson/

Jodi Stanfield, of Windsor Heights, Iowa, drops her ballot in the ballot box at the Polk County Election office on the first day of early voting for the Iowa general election, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP)

A woman arrives at a polling station in Lark Community Center as the early voting for midterm elections started in Texas, in McAllen, Texas, Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

People wait in line to vote at a polling place on the first day of early voting on Oct. 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke is running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the midterm elections. (Photo: Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

A woman casts her ballot in the voting booth at the Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Md., on Oct. 25, 2018, during Maryland early voting. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Jana Dahl, 49, left, and Cynthia Rauzi, 56, cheer as Beto O’Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, speaks during a pop-up ‘Vote with Beto’ event at the ACC Highland Campus parking lot on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Austin, Texas Beto held several events near early polling locations across Austin. (Photo: Amanda Voisard/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

People vote behind an Elvis Presley-themed cardboard cutout on the first day of early voting at the Meadows Mall on Oct. 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mail-in ballots are placed in bins to be processed after arriving at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Nearly 570,000 Californians have already voted in the November election, that’s about 100,000 more than voted at this point in 2014. Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 is the last day to register to vote although people can register conditionally through Election Day. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

A poll worker hangs a sign at a polling station on the first day of early voting in Miami-Dade County, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Miami. (Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP)

A voter shows off his ‘I Voted’ sticker after voting at the Jimmie B. Keel regional library polling station on Oct. 22, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. Florida voters head to the polls to cast their early ballots in the race for the Senate as well as the Governors seats. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, for Friday’s opening of early voting in Minnesota. Minnesota and South Dakota are tied for the earliest start in the country for early voting in the 2018 midterm elections. (Photo: Steve Karnowski/AP)