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(Washington Post) — Almost 2,600 D.C. voters have switched parties to become Democrats this year in anticipation of the Sept. 14 primary — a contest that traditionally elects the mayor of a city where 75 percent of voters are Democrats.

Monday was the last day to change parties to vote in the primaries. Preliminary numbers showed that 2,068 voters who declared “no party,” often dubbed independent, and 308 Republicans changed their affiliation to Democrat from January through Monday morning, according to the Board of Elections and Ethics. Several hundred members of the Statehood Green and other parties changed their affiliations, too.

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