Record-breaking ‘Souls to Polls’ turnouts Sunday in South Florida

by Christine Stapleton | The Palm Beach Post  |  published on November 3, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH – A get-out-the-vote drive that encouraged minority voters to cast their ballots Sunday saw record-breaking turnout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties —three of the largest and heavily Democratic counties in the state.

Statewide vote totals for the two-weeks of early voting — won’t be known until number-crunchers for both parties finish analyzing data to determine whether “Souls to the Polls” brought in enough ballots to close the GOP’s 125,000 vote advantage.

In Palm Beach County, Sunday’s turnout was 11,069, compared to Oct. 31 — the second-highest turnout — when 9,060 ballots were cast. Overall, the numbers show a 48.7 percent increase over 2010, when Gov. Rick Scott was voted into office by 61,000 votes.