Record numbers of San Diegans are turning out to vote early around the county.
Some voters had to wait hours to cast their ballot this weekend as Election Day nears. Some voters waited in line for up to five hours over the weekend, some under rainy skies. Almost 2,400 people voted at the Registrar of Voters in Kearny Mesa on Sunday.
Democrats held a press conference to proclaim that San Diego County now has more registered Democrats than Republicans. The county's Democratic Party is basing its findings on an updated supplement it said it purchased from the Registrar of Voters.
"No longer is San Diego County going to be that base of support that the Republican Party has often relied on to win statewide elections, because San Diego County is now going to be part of the base of support that the Democrats can rely on to win statewide, national and, yes, local elections," San Diego County Democratic Party spokesman Jess Durfee said.
The head of the county's Republican Party, however, said the numbers don't tell the entire story and that in the end, it will be voters who will elect a candidate.
A total of 16,750 people have voted early in the election so far around the county.
The Registrar's office at 5201 Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa will from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday for early voting.