The Miami Herald reported Sunday that more Floridians are registering to vote as independents:

The number of Florida voters registering with no party affiliation grew almost 2.5 percent since the last statewide election in 2008. The number of registered Democrats declined by 2.3 percent and the number of registered Republicans dropped by 1.6 percent, according to an analysis of voter registration data by The Associated Press.

Voters with no party affiliation now make up just under a fifth of the registered voters in Florida, and their numbers have risen steadily over the past decade. Democrats consist of more than 40 percent of registered voters and Republicans account for more than 35 percent of them. The rest are registered with minor parties.

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