Nearly 63% of the county’s 428,000 registered Republicans have voted so far, while about 56% of the county’s 634,000 registered Democrats have voted so far, according to data from state. About 225,000 people without any party voted in the county.
While more Democrats than Republicans voted overall in Miami-Dade, the district is seen by Democrats as the area where former Vice President Joe Biden had to win by a large margin to offset the number of votes in predominantly red state districts.
Steve Schale, a veteran Florida Democrat strategist who runs the Biden pro-Biden PAC, said, “I’d love to see Dade County soar this weekend and I would feel better if that happened. . ”
But Schale added that Black voters in the county tended to vote directly near Election Day, so he expected a surge in voters by the end of next week. He added that Democrats had a strong turnout of voters in neighboring Broward County.
State data shows that about 61% of registered Democrats in Broward have voted so far compared with about 56% of registered Republicans in the county.
Democrat data consultant Matt Isbell said he is seeing a “lagging factor” among Hispanic Democrats in Miami Dade.
“I don’t have a plausible answer to why that’s the case,” Isbell said. “But that’s certainly a factor that worries Democrats.”
Like Schale, Isbell said he hopes to see Black voter participation increase in the coming days, but he also said the dynamics of this election, with the pandemic and an increase in numbers. votes, please compare with the previous election cycle and difficult prediction.
Steve Simeonidis, Chairman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, said he was not concerned. “We are pretty confident and quite comfortable compared to where we are now. We need to keep working to keep things going but we’re in a good place.”