Of the 950.6k votes cast thus far in Florida (early-in person & absentee mail), nearly 507k have been cast by Republicans and nearly 417.0 have been cast by Democrats.
Of those who have cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary, 18% are black, 10% are Hispanic, and 68% are white.
Of those who have cast ballots in the Republican presidential primary, nearly 12% are Hispanic and 85% are white.
I’ll have the up-to-date results for you tomorrow. Plenty of previous posts to chew on.
Here’s one last tidbit as folks think about Marco Rubio’s chances in Florida.
To date, 55.8k Republicans have cast ballots in Rubio’s stronghold, Miami-Dade County. That’s less than 15% of the 378k registered Republicans. Of those 378k registered Republicans in Miami-Dade, 274.4k (72.5%) are Hispanic.
Thus far through the first 5 days of early voting and several weeks of absentee balloting, only 44.4k Hispanic Republicans in Miami-Dade have turned out to vote, or 16.2% of the 274.4k.
It remains to be seen if Republican Hispanics in Miami-Dade, many, but certainly not all Cuban-Americans, rally around Senator Rubio in the coming days before the March 15 presidential primary after his “very bad night,” as noted by Donald Trump.