Nelson, Democrats “encourage” Puerto Rican Immigrants to register to vote

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After deadly Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, leaving many islanders with absolutely nothing to back home to, politicos throughout the country began to talk about a possible mass exodus from the island to the U.S. mainland.

Republicans fear that this mass influx of Puerto Rican immigrants (all are U.S. citizens) could tip the political scales in Florida, especially if they follow the lead that many of their brethren have already taken-move to the I-4 corridor.

The stretch between Tampa and Daytona Beach makes or breaks statewide political races. Puerto Ricans in this area tend vote Democratic, and if more immigrants register to vote as Democrats in competitive political districts like  congressional district 7, you can see how this would be troubling for Republicans.