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Why Florida is different for the GOP

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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.

About Nicolle Morales Kern

Nicolle was born in Philadelphia, raised in England and Germany, and lived in Madrid, Spain for a year in college. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Drexel University.

This avid reader and writer seeks to write and create pieces that encourage people to think and question what they already know, but also to show them the lighter side of life.
Her interest in writing and working for Being Latino comes from the desire to explore what being Latino means for her as a German-Panamanian and to explore the depths of the Latino culture.

She has a passion for all things relating to books, food and booze and shares her musings on her personal blog Culture Jaunt, and currently resides in Philadelphia.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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