Archives for the day of: March 8, 2016

As I’ve noted, as of this morning:

15.1% of the state’s registered 4.56m Republicans have voted absentee and early in-person ballots.  Around 14.5% of the 511k Hispanics registered as Republicans have cast ballots and 15.5% of the 3.81m white Republicans have voted.

On the Democratic side, 10.8% of the state’s 5.033m registered Democrats have cast early in-person and absentee ballots. Roughly 7.3% of the state’s 1.44m black Democrats, 7.2% of the 757.3k Hispanic Democrats, and 14.2% of the state’s 2.56m white Democrats have voted.

What about Millennials?

Of the roughly 2.31m registered voters under 30 in Florida, 2.3% have voted thus far. Contrast that with the 18.5% turnout of registered voters 60 and over.

Of the 578.0k registered Republicans under 30, 3.9% have voted.

Of the 847.5k registered Democrats under 30, 3.3% have voted.

The reason why voting among the under-30 crowd in Florida is so low is because some 819k voters under the age of 30 are registered as No Party Affiliate, and thus are excluded from the parties’ primaries.

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Because nearly 687.7k Hispanics registered in Florida are registered as No Party Affiliate (NPA) or 3rd party registrants. That’s roughly 35% of the nearly 1.988m registered Hispanics in Florida.

Sure, the 511k Hispanic Republicans and 757.3 Hispanic Democrats make up a decent share of each party’s registrants (11% and 15%, respectively). But each of these pales in comparison to Hispanics comprising 21% of the state’s 3.254m NPAs.

So, Hispanics may hold considerable sway in the Sunshine State’s General Elections (when they turn out), but not in the major party’s nomination process.

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