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How the Registration Boom Will Play Out on Election Day

Nearly 183,000 county residents had joined voter rolls as of May 14. The surge has especially benefited Democrats. Of the new local registrants, 77,000 have been Democrats while 45,000 are Republicans and 49,000 aren't part of a party.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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“This is a decidedly blue primary,” said Vince Vasquez, senior policy analyst at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, who creates reports on turnout expectations using information from Political Data Inc.


“I would say that these new registered voters are a real wild card in the city of San Diego, including really District 1 and the city attorney’s race,” Vasquez said. “I’ve been speaking to candidates and campaign managers, and I get the sense that they won’t be surprised if something totally unexpected happens – something that totally defies conventional wisdom.”