“It’s certainly altered our campaigning,” said Matthew Miller, Florida spokesman for the Kerry campaign, citing special “early voting rallies” both Mr. Kerry and Mr. Edwards have held. The rallies often end with offers of a free bus ride to the polling site.

William R. Scherer, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer working for the Republicans, said his party had no need for such stunts. “We don’t need to bus,” he said. “Most of our people have cars.”

Sharp Increase in Early Voting Alters Campaign

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