Increase in minority voters poses problem for Trump in Florida

Increase in minority voters poses problem for Trump in Florida

By Marc Caputo (Politico) –

The complexion of Florida’s electorate is becoming browner by the day, and that spells trouble for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as he struggles to attract minority voters.

Since the 2012 presidential election, Florida’s voter rolls have grown by 436,000 — and only 24 percent of that increase is from non-Hispanic white voters while non-whites grew by 76 percent, according to new voter registration numbers released in advance of the Aug. 30 primary.

The number of Hispanic voters leaped by 242,000, which was 55 percent of the increase. Latinos are now 15.4 percent of the voter rolls, up from 13.9 percent overall in 2012, when President Barack Obama narrowly carried Florida thanks to the outsized backing of minority voters.

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