OHIO RESIDENTS SWITCHING PARTY AFFILIATION

posted by Defiance Newsroom - 

It sounds like there is a lot of switching going-on when it comes to political affiliation in the Buckeye State.   Secretary of State Jon Husted reports there are nearly 8 million registered voters in Ohio.  More than half of that total are not affiliated with any party, leaving about 3.5 million that are registered as Republican, Democrat, or Green party.   In the primary election this May, Democratic party affiliation grew by over 165,000 residents; while Republican party affiliation swelled by over 60,000.

          There are currently about 1.4 million registered Democrats in Ohio; along with just over 2 million affiliated with the Republican party.  In the primary election this year, nearly 28,000 registered Democrats requested a Republican ballot.  And about 62,000 registered Republicans crossed over to request a Democratic ballot. 

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