It has become conventional wisdom that early voting pretty much decides an election, and in many cases, that is true, e.g., if you have a large lead in early voting, it will probably be difficult for an opponent to overcome. But that isn't always the case, as we saw last night in some state house races.
On a side note, final turnout was around 1.3 million I think, which is a nice surprise. Early voting represented 48% of that.
Conventional wisdom aside, what decides elections these days is voter fraud and illegal alien criminal invading colonists voting.
Add and often to early and you got the way it works.