In my county, Republicans outnumber Democrats more than 2:1. Here are some things that surprised me about my area:
24% Democrat 57% Republican 19% No party affiliation
84% White 6% Hispanic 4% black 7% other
43% Men 54% women 3% other or unknown (chose not to say when they registered)
59% Republican 21% Democrat 19% No party affiliation
Among registered Black voters:
80% are Democrat 11% are no party affiliation 8 % Republican
Among Hispanic Voters:
35% Republican 34% Democrat 30% No party affiliation
I knew that the Democrats considered the Black voting bloc to be in their pocket, but I had no idea that it was so overwhelming. In fact, it is more pronounced among black women:
Democrat 86 % Republican 4% Other and No party affiliation: 10%
This explains why elections have become about race.
29 percent of registered voters in my county have requested absentee ballots. There are more absentee ballots than there are registered Democrats.
Even though early voting is only 2 days old, more than a third of the county has already voted. I plan on voting on Thursday.