Steve Schale, a veteran Democratic Florida strategist who runs a pro-Biden PAC, said, “I’d love to see Dade County jump up this weekend and I’ll feel better if it does.”
But Schale added that Black voters in the county tend to vote in-person closer to Election Day, so he expects a bump in turnout over the coming weekend. He added that Democrats have had strong turnout in neighboring Broward County.
State data show about 61% of registered Democrats in Broward have voted so far compared to about 56% of registered Republicans in the county.
Democratic data consultant Matt Isbell said he’s seeing a “lagging factor” among Democratic Hispanic voters in Miami Dade.
“I don’t have a good answer for why that might be. But that is certainly a factor at the moment that is giving Democrats a lot of worry,” Isbell said.