If you need anymore proof that a red wave is on the horizon, then look no further than the state of Florida.
Republicans now, for the first time ever, hold a slight advantage in registered voters.
Florida has had a reputation for being a battleground state for decades, but that may now be a thing of the past.
Registered data from Florida shows that republicans now have a 6,035 voter lead over democrats.
Governor Ron DeSantis‘ stock is also rising in the Sunshine State, as well as throughout the country, which is a bad sign for democrats trying to knock him off of his pedestal.
Politico broke the historic news:
Florida is now officially a red state.
Republicans now hold a slight voter registration edge over Democrats, just another sign that the state is moving away from its two-decade-old reputation as the nation’s largest battleground state. It’s also more bad news for Democrats as they try to knock off rising national GOP star Gov. Ron DeSantis next year.
Voter registration data collected by the state and shared with POLITICO shows that there are now 6,035 more voters registered as Republicans than Democrats out of 14.3 million active registered voters. Each party has more than 5.1 million voters.
“This is a milestone moment in Florida’s history,” said Helen Aguirre Ferré, executive director of the Republican Party of Florida.
This is ther first time in history that republicans have outnumbered democrats in Florida, a fact that governor DeSantis shared at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The Hill has more from DeSantis:
“Today for the first time in the history of Florida we’ve now overtaken Democrats,” DeSantis said at the National Conference of State Legislatures. The governor’s comments were first reported by the Tampa Bay Times.
The latest Florida voter registration numbers available to the public date back to August and show Democrats outnumbering Republicans by fewer than 24,000 voters. Political parties, however, often have more up-to-date figures at the county level.
DeSantis’s announcement would mark a major turning point in the Sunshine State. For years, Democrats have touted a massive voter registration advantage over Republicans. In 2008, when former President Obama carried Florida by about 200,000 votes, there were nearly 700,000 more registered Democrats in the state than Republicans.
This is a big victory for Floridians.
The less control democrats have in the United States, the more freedom that those areas gain.
Florida is proof of this.
Look no further than the four anti-mandate bills just passed.
Florida is one of the few states that is legitimately free right now.