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Republicans reclaim registration lead

Paid signature drive delivering dividends to GOP in SD County, but proof will be in turnout

Mark Walker, NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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The fastest-growing group in recent years has been independent voters, who this week number 325,331, or 23 percent of the county electorate. They're the ones who bear watching this election cycle, according to Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research in San Diego.
"To me, that's the really interesting local, as well as national, story," he said. "It's how those voters are going to break and how the campaigns are able to reach them that is really going to matter."