After trailing registered Democrats since Colorado ballots were mailed out Oct. 17, Republicans in the state have taken the lead in early voting on the eve of Election Day.

As of Monday, 1,852,029 Colorado ballots have been returned, Secretary of State Wayne Williams said.

That's 55 percent of the 3,343,879 Colorado registered voters whose ballots were mailed to them last week. And it's two-thirds of the 2.8 million votes that 9News political analyst Floyd Ciruli projects will be cast in this election.

As of Monday, 652,380 registered Republicans have voted in Colorado already, versus 645,020 Democrats and 527,706 unaffiliated voters.

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