Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proudly shared that Republicans have made more history in his state, as registered Republicans now outnumber Democrats by 400,000 voters. A red wave has washed over the sunshine state in recent years, shifting the political demography and thrusting its tenacious governor into the spotlight. “In 2018, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by nearly 300,000. By Election Day 2022, Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 300,000. Today, we can announce that Republicans outnumber Democrats by 400,000.” DeSantis shared in a Twitter post on Tuesday evening. “Freedom is here to stay.”
In 2018, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by nearly 300,000.
By Election Day 2022, Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 300,000.
Today, we can announce that Republicans outnumber Democrats by 400,000.
Freedom is here to stay.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) February 7, 2023
In the 2022 gubernatorial election, DeSantis took down Democrat Charlie Crist by 19 percentage points, the largest margin in a Florida gubernatorial election in nearly 50 years. In 2021, Florida GOP’s voter registration overtook Democrats and in March 2022, Republicans in Florida outnumbered Democrats for the first time by over 100,000 voters. Florida has become a haven for Republicans or any reasonably minded people who looked to escape draconian COVID regulations and the states population has risen 15.6% from the 18.8 million people who lived there in 2010 to the approximately 22 million residents in 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data. That is double the rate of overall US population growth.
During his victory speech after reelection in November, DeSantis said Freedom “lives in the dreams of the historic number of families who have moved from states across this country because they saw Florida as the land of liberty and the land of sanity.” Talks of a 2024 presidential for DeSantis are now seeming to become reality also, as just last week it was reported that two big time Republican consultants have begun recruiting for his 2024 Super PAC. According to Puck News, ” Phil Cox, a veteran adviser to Republican governors with close connections with major donors, and Liesl Hickey, the former executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee—have been recruiting staffers for a super PAC that would support a DeSantis bid.”