Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The midterm turnout battle in Florida: Democratic demographics vs. historic Republican strength | Post On Politics

The demographics, there are a changin'. A new Florida is emerging that will impact the direction of future elections. Click title for link. From the article:
When Jeb Bush began a string of four straight Republican gubernatorial victories in Florida in 1998,  white voters made up 80 percent of the state’s electorate. Now whites are 66 percent of registered Florida voters.
When Charlie Crist was a Republican and won the 2006 governor’s race, Hispanics made up 10.7 percent of the state’s electorate and the GOP had a 37.2-to-33.2 registration edge among Latinos. Today, Democrats have a 38.3-to-27.4 percent advantage among Latino voters and Hispanics make up 14.3 percent of the Florida electorate.