How many registered voters are there in America?

October 2018
How many registered voters are there in America?
Have you ever wondered about just how many people are associated with each party?
Well I did some digging and found this information that you might like to know too.

The University of California, Santa Barbara’s American Presidency Project found that
235,248,000 people were of voting age in America as of the 2012 election. 
The turnout of voters in 2012 was 129,151,152 making it
54.9%.
This is reported by Google Click Here for more information.
Estimates show more than 58 percent of eligible voters went to the polls during the 2016 election.
Nearly breaking the turnout rate set during the last presidential election in 2012.

Democrats
There are about 43,140,758 registered Democrats in America. 
Gallup.com says 31% of voters are Democrats

Republicans
There are about 30,700,138 registered Republican voters in America. 
Gallup.com says 24% of voters are Republicans

Independents 
According to Gallup.com about 42% of voters claim to be Independents. 
According to Huffington Post 40% of American voters identify as Independents.
Both reports are fairly close and maybe close enough for a rough calculation.
So that would make independent voter number about 58,448,769 voters.

Summarizing, as of 2018: 
There are way more Independent voters than either Democrats or Republicans.
The Independent folks actually determine elections in America. 
Basic rule of thumb is; 
Democrats don’t like to vote but enjoy complaining.
Republican always vote and rig districts to make sure they win.
Independents usually lean to the right. 

The question that will get answered this November is; how outrageous can
the Republican party get before anyone takes notice and votes them out?
So far they can run up large deficits give money to all there donors and nobody cares.
I’m sure our grandkids will someday soon.

It will be interesting to me to watch how woman and minorities vote this November.
They have the most to lose by not voting.

 

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