California poised to break voter registration record

There’s a story in the Sacramento Bee, “California to break voter registration mark”. Some of the data in the story is of interest:

The deadline for reporting pre-election registration is Friday, but preliminary counts already exceed 17 million – higher than the state’s previous best of 16.6 million, Nicole Winger, spokeswoman for the secretary of state, said Tuesday.

The soaring rolls are good news for Democrats, who held a lead of nearly 12 percentage points over Republicans in statewide voter registration through Sept. 5, the most recent figures available.

Democrats totaled 43.9 percent of all voters, compared to 32.3 percent for Republicans, the latter representing the lowest GOP percentage in any of the last four presidential elections, the September statistics show.