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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:

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT: 3,482 (3%)
DECLINE TO STATE: 24,519 (23%)
DEMOCRATIC: 45,819 (43%)
GREEN: 806 (1%)
LIBERTARIAN: 997 (1%)
NONPARTISAN: 1,020 (1%)
PEACE AND FREEDOM: 540 (1%)
REPUBLICAN: 29,913 (28%)
TOTAL: 107,096