In the first part of today's story, I broke out the changes in voter composition year after year in Florida. To quickly recap, Republicans, no party and third-party affiliations all gained over last year while Democrats declined in our state. As a follow-up here's what the tri-county area looks like compared to the state.
For Broward the total number of voters: 1,138,271, Democrats: 50% (+12.8% above state average), Republicans: 21.5% (-13.8% below state average), No Party: 28% (+1% above state average), Third party: 0.4% (+.2% above state average).
Miami-Dade: Total voters: 1,383,771, Democrats: 42% (+4.8%), Republicans: 26.5% (-8.8%), No Party: 31.2% (+4.2%), Third party: 0.3% (-.3%).
Palm Beach County: Total voters: 922,098, Democrats: 42% (+4.8%), Republicans: 28.2% (-7.1%), No Party: 29.1% (+2.1%), Third party: 0.7% (+0.1%).
It's interesting how similar Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties are politically despite significant demographic differences. South Florida is left of the state and this plays in terms of the depiction of events by politicians and the news media in South Florida.
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