Youth voter registration up 41 percent in Florida since Parkland school shooting.

By |2018-07-21T13:46:39+00:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

That could prove problematic for Republicans in Florida. 

Courtesy of the Miami Herald

A significant number of young people are registering to vote in Florida, and they could tilt this year’s midterm elections in the nation’s largest swing state, according to a new analysis of voter registration patterns.

The analysis by TargetSmart, a data firm that works on behalf of Democrats, shows that the share of newly registered Florida voters between the ages of 18-29 increased by eight percentage points in the two and a half months after the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Voters between the ages of 18-29 made up 26.23 percent of all new voter registrations in Florida in the two and a half months before Feb. 14, 2018. In the two and a half months after the shooting, young voters made up 34.22 percent of all new voter registrations in Florida.

The eight percentage point gain also shows that young voters are now a bigger share of all new voters. The percentage of new voter registrations from all other age groups in Florida decreased to compensate for the eight-point jump among 18- 29-year-olds.

The total number of young people registering to vote also went up. From Dec. 1, 2017, to Feb. 14, 2018, 27,789 18- 29-year-olds registered in Florida, and between Feb. 14 and April 30, 39,218 young people registered, according to TargetSmart. The 11,429 more voters that registered represent a 41 percent increase.

Well, that bodes well for the Democratic candidates in 2016. 

Keep in mind that Trump only won Florida by a margin of 1.2%. Which translates into just under 116,000 votes. 

Assuming that the vast majority of these new voters are planning to vote Democratic, that could not only ensure that Florida goes blue, but that the general election goes to the Democratic candidate as well. 

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  1. Paul July 21, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Let’s all hope that they actually vote. As we all know, the 18- 29 age group is the least likely age group to vote. There has been some positive signs in some of the primaries, but whether or not this will transfer to the general election is unknown.

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