The tenure of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been a magnet for the state’s Republican Party, according to new data.
Comparing October 2018 state data to July 2022 state records, Florida’s total number of registered voters has increased from 13,278,070 to 14,315,560.
During this time period, the number of unaffiliated voters climbed from 3,549,094 to 3,905,562, an increase of slightly more than 10 percent.
Enrollment in the Democratic Party went from 4,962,064 to 4,944,886 – a rise of only 17,197 persons.
The Republican Party, with 4,681,598 voters in 2018, was in second place after the Democratic Party.
In 2022, the state is projected to have 5,191,018 Republicans. That implies that between the 2018 election and this summer, the Florida Republican Party gained 509,420 members. This represents an approximately 10% rise.
Christian Ziegler, vice chairman of the Florida Republican Party, was amused by the figures.
“The biggest number in Florida Politics that no one is talking about: 17,197. While Florida has added 1,037,685 net new voters since [Ron DeSantis’] 2018 Victory, the Democrat Party only managed to convince 17,197 of them to register as a Democrat,” Ziegler said according to the website Florida’s Voice.
“Governor DeSantis is delivering on the important issues, our Florida GOP County leaders are executing on the ground and voters in every corner of our state are resonating with our record while showcasing a historic rejection of the Democrat Party,” he stated.
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“And while the data is great, we cannot afford to let up at this point,” he said, adding, “The Florida GOP is committed to the fight and we will not take our foot off of the gas until Governor DeSantis achieves victory, freedom in Florida is protected for generations to come and the Democrat Party is extinct in our state.”
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