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Republicans edge independents as largest Arizona voter bloc

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Republicans now account for the largest bloc of Arizona’s 3.4 million registered voters, outnumbering independents for the first time since January 2014.

Registration figures released Monday by the Secretary of State’s Office shows that there are just over 1,185,000 Republicans registered in time for the Aug. 30 state primary election, compared with more than 1,164,000 independents and approximately 1,019,000 Democrats.

The Green and Libertarian parties also recorded registration gains in the latest figures. Combined they account for less than 1 percent of the total registration.

Secretary of State Michele Reagan says parties’ registration gains and a drop in the number of independents seem to indicate that voters are re-engaging with political parties. She says she’s optimistic it’ll mean higher turnout at the polls.

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3 comments

  1. ‘..more Republicans registered in Arizona..’ Considering the elected officials identifying as Republican this is ominous. Discrimation centric, prejudiced ‘leaders’ who apparently believe voters are knuckle dragging, illiterates who read the bible and nothing more. Little wonder few companies of consequence even consider Arizona as a relocation venue.

  2. The 21,000 difference is negligible and may be, in part, attributable to those who switched parties in order to vote in the presidential preference primary. I don’t think it signals any substantive “re-engagement” with political parties.

  3. agreeing with jwmorrison on this one. you might have it right on the “knuckle dragging”, but the Dems are just as bad, their constituency is viewed by them as illiterate nincompoops who cannot make their own decisions without help from the government in every aspect of their lives.

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