San Diego County

Independents surpass Republicans on San Diego County voter rolls

Independents surpass Republicans on San Diego County voter rolls

The number of independent voters in San Diego County has surpassed the number of registered Republicans, government data show, representing a dramatic shift from several decades of GOP dominance.

As of the end of August, there were 509,359 voters who registered as “no party preference” compared to 487,259 registered Republicans, according to the latest numbers from the San Diego County registrar of voters. Both trail the Democratic Party, which has 618,088 registrants.

The surge in independent voters and the decline in registered Republicans bring San Diego County in line with a trend that has played out in the rest of the state. Still, GOP dominance remains a feature of...

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