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Millions of Australians are giving up the chance to grab a democracy sausage. Will this affect when a winner is called?

Millions of voters are turning down their chance to snag a democracy sausage on election day by voting early. About 15 per cent of voters have applied for postal votes, up from about 10 per cent last year.  On top of this, three to four times as many people are expected to cast pre-poll votes than postal votes, ABC Chief Election Analyst Antony Green says. How many early votes have been made so far? Almost 2.5 million postal vote applications have been made so far, with close to 900,000 postal votes returned, AEC data shows.  More than 1.27 million people voted at…