- Jul 29, 2009
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- Southwestern U.S.
- Political Leaning
Florida Voter Registration: Republicans Overtake Democrats by 100,000
By Patricia Tolson
April 1, 2022
In November 2021, DeSantis announced that Florida—where Democrats held an advantage over Republicans of well over 260,000 voters when he took office in 2019—saw a net gain of over 300,000 new Republican voters. On Feb. 28, 2022, the Florida Department of State reported there were 5,135,377 registered Republicans and 5,045,849 registered Democrats, a difference of 89,528.
But according to the new data released by the governor’s office, there are now 5,145,878 registered Republicans and 5,044,802 registered Democrats, a staggering difference of 101,076. More startling is the revelation that the historically blue stronghold of Miami-Dade County is losing Democratic voters. As of April 1, 2022, there were 585,882 registered Democrats in Miami-Dade, compared to 427,000 Republicans. At the end of 2021, Miami-Dade had 594,924 registered Democrats, a loss of more than 9,000 voters in three months.
That’s a tumble of nearly 41,000 from the 635,842 registered Democrats in Miami-Dade at the end of 2020.
A 300k party registration swing for republicans in just 3 years is very significant, and I just wonder if democrats are going wise up and change course, or stick to their guns and continue embracing identity politics and capitulating to the woke crowd. The fact that the most blue county in the state, Miami-Dade, has lost more than 40,000 registered democrats should be a wake up call, but something tells me they're going to make excuses and blame everyone and everything, rather than blaming it on the crazy ass things they've been supporting.
Florida has fought tooth and nail against the craziness coming out of the Biden Administration, the democrats, and their far left supporters, but if I had to pick one issue that's most responsible for the republican swing, it would be their response to the covid19 mandates and lockdowns. Florida led all other states in rebelling against the federal government's covid19 mandates, which they were criticized and attacked relentlessly by the democrats and the Biden Administration over and in the end, Florida's approach was the correct one.
It would be a stretch to think that what's happening in Florida is just a one off... but somehow, I'll bet that's exactly what the democrats are going to tell themselves and that's perfectly fine by me.