Florida has been a critical political battleground for decades.
In recent years, it has swung the GOP’s way, with big wins back in 2018.
Democrats had planned a massive blitz to win new voters, with a goal of 1 million.
Instead, the pendulum swung once again in Trump’s favor:
Florida Democrats have a problem: there were supposed to be more of them by now…
Andrew Gillum, fresh off a stinging 34,000-vote loss, vowed to “flip Florida blue” by registering or “re-engaging” 1 million voters, including 200,000 new Democrats added by the Florida Democratic Party.
But those initiatives fell well short of their goals…
“We won the voter registration war,” Republican Party of Florida Chairman Joe Gruters said last week.
Andrew Gillum, a self-described socialist who lost the governor’s race, lead a campaign to register one million new Democrat voters.
He didn’t come close.
The movement failed to get even 50 percent of their goal. In fact, since Obama won Florida in 2008, the party has seen a massive decline in registered Democrats with each election.
There are over 3 million voters registered without a party affiliation. That has increased by 700,000 since the summer of 2016.
More and more Florida voters are ditching the Democratic Party. Hmm… I wonder who they plan to vote for?
It’s no secret that many independent voters break for Trump. They don’t feel compelled to join the GOP to vote for him.
Florida has become increasingly red since Trump entered office. Republicans snatched major victories from Democrats in 2018, by securing the governorship and taking a Senate seat from the left.
And let’s not forget Florida is now the home state of Trump himself. Residents frequently show the man support by flying the Trump banner from their boats.
But as Democrats failed to register new voters, Republicans were on fire. They continue to mount aggressive outreach to find voters and excite their base.
- Democrats tried to register 1 million new voters in Florida.
- Not only did they fail, but Republicans continues to register many more voters.
- The swing state has given Republican significant wins since 2016.
Source: Tampa Bay Times