Hispanics Lead Gains in Florida's Registered Voters

Posted at 8:09 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 20:09:00-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida has gained 929,327 new voters since the last presidential election.

New figures released Friday by the Florida Division of Elections shows that the nation's largest battleground state has 12.86 million voters, as of mid-October, when voter registration ended.

Hispanics made up about 39 percent of the voters who have registered since the last presidential election.

Republicans gained 304,320 voters. Democrats added 95,771 voters to their rolls, and voters with no party affiliation jumped by 517,028 voters.

Democrats now account for 38 percent of all Florida voters. Republicans make up 35 percent, and those with no party affiliation are 24 percent of the electorate. 


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