So, everyone I know is all jazzed about the record high registration numbers for Democrats. It’s great to see this increased interest in politics, but also the Democratic party. And, let’s be honest, many of these new registrants will be the ones to thank when Obama wins Florida.
But, after looking at all the new registration statistics, it is a little concerning, at least to this politico. If you haven’t heard about the 430k new registrants, here is the Cliffs Notes. Alex points it out why this should all be a bit concerning in this article.
‘It will be interesting to see how the Republican Party remakes itself,” she said. “Is it it going to be a party of all white people? I don’t want that. It will mean we’re divided along lines of race.”
The point is is that the Republican Party has unfortunately become the party of the white man. But, the Democratic party includes everyone. The party make up reflects the state itself, with strong increased African American and Hispanic support. As a side note for my purposes here: Davis only tied Crist in Hispanics and only won African Americans by 81%. Times, they are a changing- especially with a candidate like Alex.
So, looking to 2010- these new registrants will ensure more Democratic victories, especially after the redistricting battles in 2012. Don’t expect that to be anything like a bloodless revolution.
Speaking of redistricting and increased voter registration, check out this article. Its an unfortunate reminder that Democrats still won’t control Tallahassee after this election and still have a great deal of work in the next few years.