Politics

Florida Election 2014 Takeaways: Youth Vote Surged, Cubans Continue Shift to Democratic Party

Last night's election results didn't look a lot different from 2010's election. Rick Scott snuck out a small but definite win over his Democratic opponent, but if you look at the exit poll data you will notice some shifting allegiances in Florida's electorate even if it didn't make much of a difference to the end result.

For one thing, young voters will show up to a midterm election when pot is involved -- though, they may vote for a third-party candidate. Cubans continue to shift to the left. And Scott supporters seem really concerned with racial issues and illegal immigration.

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Kyle Munzenrieder