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.