Democrats Outregistered GOP Again In April

May 17, 2012

The state Democratic Party said Wednesday that it continues to lead in voter registration, releasing state Division of Elections data showing the Democrats out-registered Republicans in April by 10 percentage points.

New voters have been registering with the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party for a few months in Florida.

State data – the reporting of which by the state elections office lags that by the parties – showed Democrats registered 5,459 more voters in April than did the Republican Party. Democrats have a 4 percent overall registration advantage over Republicans in Florida.

By The News Service of Florida


19 Responses to “Democrats Outregistered GOP Again In April”

  1. Jackie on May 20th, 2012 6:03 pm

    To David Hule Green
    Whether outlawing lobbyist is legal or illegal is not the question. I am aware that it is legal the same as abortion is, but do not agree with that either. Lobbyist spend billions to further the selfish agendas of who they are lobbying for. In most cases corporations. Corporate greed has crashed our economy, The fault lies with both parties, As far as the Governor buying his position. It was achieved by money he spent using negative media publicity against his opponents, both McCollum and Sink linking their beliefs to the beliefs of Obama. The fact that the voters did not get the money does not make it any less true, however I will agree that they got what they deserved. When special interest contribute millions to campaigns, the politicians are going to pay them back by introducing and passing legislation that the special interest groups benefit from. A prime example is GEO corporation, their obscene contributions to members of the republican controlled senate, house and Governor. The first thing the Senate and house chose to introduce was privatize the state prison system. GEO is a for profit prison company that has horrendous records in other states. Another example is Ray Sansom, who by the way had accepted a considerable amount of money from GEO, passed a bill to build a prison in Milton that is contracted to GEO. This was a cost to the taxpayers of 200 million. Now the state is closing other prisons because the inmate population is decreasing and they do not need the beds. If the population is decreasing why build another 200 million dollar prison and close existing prisons? My point in all of this is that the voters need to start paying close attention t what they are voting for. As long as we have politicians accepting huge fees from special interest you are voting for that special interest group, because that is what is going to be in control.

  2. David Huie Green on May 20th, 2012 4:41 pm

    “Our current Governor and his puppets in the House and Senate are probably the reason we are seeing more people register as Democrats.”

    Yep, Scott’s good for the Democratic Party.

    “The same as the Obama/Pelosi combination got Rick Scott elected”

    Yep, Pelosi’s good for the Republican Party.

    “The first thing we need to do is outlaw lobbyist and make it illegal to accept campaign contributions.”

    Nope, outlawing lobbyists is illegal under the First Amendment. They are a way people petition the government for redress of wrongs and speak for the needs of their constituents.

    The Supreme Court has ruled that money is speech and thus, making it illegal to spend money to further ideas one favors is also a violation of the First Amendment.

    Publishing how much who gave whom, though, is okay. The only reason it isn’t done is that our elected officials voted otherwise. Can’t imagine why.

    “Rick Scott spent 73 million dollars to buy the Governors office. Am I the only one that thinks that he seen it as an investment?”

    Investment in ego. He often seems clueless, but at least his mother assures us he’s a good boy. Please note, though, he didn’t buy the office, his election still required the support of a majority of the voters and the voters didn‘t get the money he spent.

    David for good results

  3. Jackie on May 20th, 2012 3:59 pm

    Both parties are controlled by their own special interest and not the interest of their constituents. Our current Governor and his puppets in the House and Senate are probably the reason we are seeing more people register as Democrats. The same as the Obama/Pelosi combination got Rick Scott elected, as the Bush/Cheney fiasco got Obama elected. The people have been practicing this knee jerk reaction in voting for whatever is different from what they have no matter how ill prepared that different something might be. The first thing we need to do is outlaw lobbyist and make it illegal to accept campaign contributions. Rick Scott spent 73 million dollars to buy the Governors office. Am I the only one that thinks that he seen it as an investment? Mitt Romney is another Rick Scott, only with a cheesier smile and Holiness hairdo. I am torn on who to vote for. I cannot even determine the lesser of two evils.

  4. James Broel on May 19th, 2012 5:32 pm

    429SCJ, I will remember him for much more that he can take credit for doing. I certainly hope he can win again because he holds key ideals and beliefs we both share 100%. We don’t need the likes of Mitt in office!!

  5. 429SCJ on May 19th, 2012 6:50 am

    President Obama’s impotence in securing this Nations borders is a mystery to me?

    I will vote for Romney. I feel that Mr Obama will be remembered as an anomolie, that
    came about only as a result of the Cheney/Bush tragedy.

  6. Concerned on May 18th, 2012 9:51 pm

    Sometimes we just have to do as my dad always said: we just have to vote for the lesser of the two evils. Most of all we need to pray and ask God what his will is for the United States of America and vote.

  7. David Huie Green on May 18th, 2012 5:38 pm

    “the rich tend to favor rules and regulations that favor their standard of living rather than those less fortunate”

    One would expect as much just as women favor rules which make life better for women, Latinos — for Latinos, animal rights activists for animals, farmers for farmers, et cetera. We’re a nation of many wanting many different things.

    Bankers want banks to be able to make money.
    Investors want banks to not go bankrupt.

    Both are presumed rich but do not have the same intermediate goals even if the goal of each one is wealth.

    Furthermore, many people have money in retirement funds and are part of the investors so the vast majority of Americans are in the investors group whether we know it or not.

    (The State of Florida retirement funds had much invested in BP prior to the recent blowout, probably still does. Florida didn’t want the environmental damage but did want the profits to pay retirees. So even if we don’t have personal retirement accounts, we’re invested through our governments and companies.)

    We’re all in this together.

    “I feel neither party has done much to prove themselves worthy in the upcoming election”

    And yet we must select.
    We can vote for third parties which are numerous, nutty and self interested and which would be ineffective at best.
    We can sit out the vote and let extremists rule the selection process.
    We can join or remain in some political party and try to improve it.
    We can go independent and only get to select from among the parties’ offerings.

    We’re all in the same canoe. It’s silly to think we can just sink the front or the back of the canoe.

    David up the creek

  8. James Broel on May 18th, 2012 12:05 pm

    David I tend to agree with the unusual concept that the rich tend to favor rules and regulations that favor their standard of living rather than those less fortunate. It’s not paranoia in my view…it’s fact. While I certainly favor the messages and ideals of the Democratic party, I feel neither party has done much to prove themselves worthy in tbe upcoming election.

  9. David Huie Green on May 18th, 2012 9:43 am

    “Romney will make the fat cats richer and the middle class poorer. ”

    The goal of the rich is to make other rich people richer? I thought those who think all rich people are even more greedy than themselves would expect them to want to take it away from others expecially those with much to lose.

    Maybe Romney HAS a secret plan to destroy the foundation of the nation, but it’s hard to see how that would make anyone richer.

    David considering paranoia and greed

  10. David Huie Green on May 18th, 2012 9:31 am

    “Sure Obama has a large deficit under his watch but he didn’t accumulate all of that by himself”

    debt: the total owed
    deficit: the difference between income and outgo

    This year’s deficit adds to the debt but is attributable solely to this year’s spending and taxing difference.

    Further, spending decisions this year are not because of a belief the path the former president took MUST be followed, rather because the current president believes this spending is desirable. President Obama is a wonderful human being but at some point he must take responsibility for his own decisions lest he seem petty.

    David for manning up

  11. James Broel on May 18th, 2012 8:08 am

    I must comment on poster “need a new direction”. Sure Obama has a large deficit under his watch but he didn’t accumulate all of that by himself…he received then when financially irresponsible George Bush sought two unfunded war efforts without securing any funding. For you to say you can’t blame Bush is not completely accurate. You just can’t push a magic button to erase that huge debt from another President and expect it to go away. I will post other views on my logic this morning.

  12. need a new direction on May 18th, 2012 5:50 am

    vote for who you want, but obama has a record now, so lets review, 13 trillion in debt., and no you cant blame this on bush, the obama admininstration did this on their own, the democrats had control of both houses and the only thing they could pass was the health care bill, guess that was more important then the economy and unemployement which is still at a all time high. He rejected the Keystone pipeline that would have created 20,000 jobs, virtually overnite, but instead invested 5 billion in Brazil for oil drilling, (guess jobs there are more important), China now owns most of our, debt; and of course obama care which is still in review, but if it passes has been determined that it will cost taxpayers billions more than anticipated. So I guess if you like paying 4.00 for gas, and like the economy the way it is then vote for obama, if he could’nt get it right the first four yours, what harm can he do in the next. All these things are not rumors, or some sort of conspiracy theory, these are known facts, just do the research yourself.

  13. Kathy on May 17th, 2012 4:27 pm

    Okay, so that is why the super fund republicans are spending millions on adds about Obama and his black minister of years ago. So that is why Obama put banking regulations in that really upset the banks. Remember the Dodd Frank bill that Obama encouraged and signed into law. So that is why the good President has done all he has done because he is in the pocket of bankers. Try asking one of them whose pocket he is in.

  14. Ron Paul supporter on May 17th, 2012 2:29 pm

    I find it funny that while people are bashing Obama, Obama supporters are bashing Romney, and they both fall under the same category. The exact same things that people say about Romney can be said about Obama. Flip-Flopper, Big Bankers nominee, Not Christian, too left, No experience, liar, etc, etc. If the nominees are Obama and Romney, the debates are going to be a HUGE JOKE!!!! What can one say about the other that he himself has not done!!! LOL LOL They are both supported by the exact same people. And people are getting sucked right into it!!! Left or Right??? Its the same now people!!!! I prefer to vote for someone with integrity, morals, strong christian values and who has the experience! I want someone who is not being backed by big banks and people with agendas but by our own military. I want someone who cares more about the economy and less about social problems. I want someone who will stand up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights!!!! I refuse to give in to… well, he is not as bad as the other one! I am sick of having to lay out the pro and cons of nominees. I want some one who I know will always be true to himself and America’s people….

    Ron Paul!!!!!

  15. James Broel on May 17th, 2012 1:17 pm

    Well said Kathy…thank you for posting.

  16. Kathy on May 17th, 2012 11:33 am

    People are waking up and tired of the republican party line that they all repeat verbatim, it goes blahblah awful Obama. In truth, Romney will make the fat cats richer and the middle class poorer. Southerners are used being treated that way. Its the antebellum way. Its the mentality, has to be, you wouldn’t vote for a Mormon if you are a Christian, you wouldn’t vote for a guy gonna make you poorer, it has to be the antebellum thought process.

  17. James Broel on May 17th, 2012 10:25 am

    I did say it Frank. I’m sure there will be complete scrutiny of the voter lists this time around because Republicans sure won’t want any type of fraud to occur this election cycle now would they?

  18. Frank on May 17th, 2012 9:43 am

    James, YOU SAID IT, we did not…just check the Stats…v
    can I say ACORN?

  19. James Broel on May 17th, 2012 6:28 am

    I am sure the naysayers out in the world will say the additional Democratic party registrations are somehow tied to fraud or other scandalous reasons instead of realizing the possible events should the Republican choice for President be elected this fall.