SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Republicans edged ahead of Democrats in voter registration in San Diego County for the first time in two years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Registrar of Voters office.
Of the 1.46 million registered voters in the county, 510,792 are affiliated with the GOP and 510,692 are with the Democratic Party, a difference of 100. Both parties are at 35 percent, according to the county registration report, which tabulated figures through Friday.
The last report in which the Republicans had a county registration advantage was in September 2010.
Another 25 percent declined to state their party preference. The American Independent Party accounts for 45,563 registered voters, while the Libertarians have 9,623 and the Green Party's registration stands at 7,240.
The Democrats still have a sizable statistical advantage within the city of San Diego as of the end of July, according to records kept by the city clerk's office.
Of nearly 632,000 registered voters, 40 percent are Democrats and 28 percent belong to the GOP. Another 27 percent are declined-to-state.
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