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   Dems hold voter registration edge in 5 key states

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10/10/2012 10:00 am

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Lucy Madison

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Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News

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Entered 10/10/2012, Updated 10/10/2012

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According to data made available by the states, there are more registered Democrats than Republicans in Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania. More Republicans than Democrats are registered in Colorado and New Hampshire, while in Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, voters do not register by party. Voter registration among Democrats, young people, African-Americans and Latinos has increased significantly since 2008, according to state-available data, which could account for some of the Democratic advantage in those states, as those groups tend to vote more Democratic than Republican. Bloomberg News, which first reported on this phenomenon, also cites independent voters as a fast-growing demographic in these states. The report shows that the number of independent voters grew by about 764,000 total in six states - Bloomberg does not take Pennsylvania, which CBS News does not consider a toss-up state, into account.


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