The Republican Party of Florida continued to extend its voter registration edge in August, holding a nearly 270,000-voter advantage over the state Democratic Party, according to data posted Wednesday on the state Division of Elections website.
The state had 5,233,366 registered Republicans on Aug. 31 and 4,963,722 registered Democrats. It also had 3,939,389 unaffiliated voters and 258,804 voters registered with third parties.
On July 25, the final day to register for the August primary elections, Republicans held a nearly 229,000-voter advantage over Democrats. The new data indicate the number of registered Democrats increased by only 1,658 voters between July 25 and Aug. 31, while Republicans gained 42,348.
Democrats traditionally held a registration edge in Florida, but the GOP took the lead last year.