The Republican primaries have traveled through Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Their next stop is Florida. Whether you have been following the progression of these debates and nomination contests or not, the fact is that Florida is a lot different than the previous three states.
Until now, the candidates have been competing against each other in smaller states – both in size and diversity. Here are the reasons why the Florida primaries are so important:
- in 2008 1.9 million Republicans voted
- Florida has a robust absentee and early voting program
- voters can cast their ballots from the day of the South Carolina through Saturday (12/28)
- the state is covered by 10 different media markets
- at least 10 percent of the votes will be made by Latinos
Read more at the Washington Post.