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More registered Democrats than Republicans in Arizona’s 1st district

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PHOENIX — There are more registered Democrats than Republicans in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, according to voting registration data recently analyzed by DataOrbital.

In the area, 36.6 percent of voters are Democrat, 31.7 percent are Independent, 30.9 percent are Republican and 0.8 percent are other.

This is largely similar to 2016 data, in which 37.0 percent were Democrat, 31.4 percent Independent and 30.7 percent Republican.

The district covers approximately half the state, including most of the northern and eastern borders.

There has been an uptick in Republican registration since 2014, when only 29.7 percent of voters were registered to that affiliation.

Women give Democrats the main advantage: There are about 91,000 registered Democrats who are female, as opposed to about 65,020 who are male.

On the Republican side, there are about 67,700 males and 65,350 women.

The age of a person also affects voting habits. As the voter gets older, he or she is less likely to be Independent. Interestingly, both Republican and Democrat numbers increase throughout all age groups.

As for race, whites, African Americans and Asian people all vote for Republicans at a higher rate than other parties. Asian voters are the leading conservative group, percentage-wise, at 72.8 percent.

Whites have a 41.6 to 28.2 split between Republicans and Democrats, and African Americans are split 34.0 and 32.7 percent, in favor of conservatives.

Hispanic voters are overwhelmingly liberal: 63.5 percent voters choose Democrat, while only 24.3 percent go Republican.

The current representative, Tom O’Halleran, is a Democrat.

He will be up for re-election against the winner of the Republican primary, consisting of Wendy Rogers, Tiffany Shedd and Steve Smith.

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