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Dems Make Voter Registration Gains in Key Districts

Democrats narrowly outnumber Republicans in Gottheimer’s district.

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Ally Mutnick
Nov. 27, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

Democrats have outpaced Republicans in voter registration gains in New Jersey’s battleground congressional districts, converting a larger share of unaffiliated voters since 2012. … Democrats now narrowly outnumber Republicans in” Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s (D-05) northern New Jersey seat. “There were 147,775 Democrats and 147,235 Republicans in the district as of Nov. 7. Democrats and Republicans each have roughly 29 percent of all voters in the district. … Republicans still outnumber Democrats” in districts held by Reps. Leonard Lance (R-07) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11). “But the gap between registered Republicans and Democrats has tightened since 2012 as the number of unaffiliated voters fell.”

Rep. Tom MacArthur’s (R-03) district “saw both Democrat and Republican registration grow by roughly 3 percentage points since 2012, as the number of unaffiliated voters fell by 6.5 percentage points. Democrats outnumber Republicans there, 154,664 to 143,328 as of Nov. 7, according to the Division of Elections.” In retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s (R-02) seat, “Democrats outnumber Republicans, 147,472 to 131,799. Democratic registration grew by 3 percentage points since 2012, while Republicans saw a 2-point increase.” (New York Observer)


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