Puerto Rico hurricane migrants may be wild card in U.S. elections

In Florida, a hurricane a thousand miles away could this year contribute to political upsets and be an early instance of a new kind of American tale: one where climate change, by uprooting voters, is reshaping electoral politics.

Puerto Rico is still reeling from Hurricane Maria. The island's worst natural disaster in nearly a century gutted homes, left hospitals flooded, and knocked out power to the island's 3.4 million U.S. citizens, many of whom remain without electricity.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans migrated to Florida, spurred by the devastating storm, and in their new home they may alter the outcome of upcoming national elections by tipping the state's delicate political balance.