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Dems Outweigh Republicans in Latest Voter Registration Sweep

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The fact that there are more Democrats in Los Angeles County than Republicans (51% to 24% to be exact) is no surprise, but a look into the numbers are nonetheless interesting. Last week Monday, the last day to register to vote and when a major registration drive was setup throughout the county, around 17,000 people signed up. And since September, more than 107,000 signed up -- nearly half of those were first time registrations. The numbers are still fluid, but here's the breakdown of new registrants since September 1st:

DECLINE TO STATE: 24,519 (23%)
DEMOCRATIC: 45,819 (43%)
GREEN: 806 (1%)
NONPARTISAN: 1,020 (1%)
REPUBLICAN: 29,913 (28%)
TOTAL: 107,096

And here are the countywide numbers as of Friday:

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DECLINE TO STATE: 911,400 (21%)
DEMOCRATIC: 2,280,534 (51%)
GREEN: 22,961 (1%)
LIBERTARIAN: 20,242 (0%)
NONPARTISAN: 38,551 (1%)
PEACE AND FREEDOM: 22,832 (1%)
REPUBLICAN: 1,048,654 (24%)
TOTAL: 4,436,189

Make o that what you will, but do take note of the large number of Decline to State (and to a lesser extent, the non partisan) registrants. That's a hefty number.

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