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President Obama's early vote advantage is down by between four and eight points in all the major swing states, and he won by seven points in 2008.

Republicans continue to be on pace to exceed their early voting performance from 2008, though Democrats still lead in most of the important states.

The RNC chairman said his home state of Wisconsin shows the holes in the Democrats' turnout machine.

Our occasional recap of the early vote in all the important states

Numbers in key states suggest Republicans are improving their position among early voters after trailing early on.