FLORIDA IS NO LONGER A SWING STATE, IT’S BRIGHT RED
Florida voters outright rejected Democrats during Tuesday’s midterm elections, sending a clear message that Florida is a red state.
Florida Republicans’ fears of losing their incumbent governor, Ron DeSantis, were quickly dispelled as the results came in Tuesday night.
RSBN was able to project a DeSantis victory as voting closed in the Florida Panhandle, and it was a landslide victory.
According to the Fox News Decision Desk, the Republican won the race against Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist by nearly 20 points — a historic landslide not seen in a Florida governor’s race since Jeb Bush won by 13 points in 2022, per Click Orlando.
The victory marked a dramatic swing for DeSantis from his inaugural run in 2018 when he defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum by a razor-thin margin of 0.4% or 32,463 votes.
On Tuesday, DeSantis won nearly every one of Florida’s 67 counties except five, flipping traditionally blue counties like Miami-Dade and Palm Beach in the process.
But in addition to the governor, other Florida GOP candidates had a good night on Tuesday.
Likewise, Sen. Defeated Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat, by an impressive 16 points. Marco Rubio secured another term and Republican incumbent US Reps. Matt Gaetz, Kat Cammack, and Michael Waltz all easily won re-election in their districts.
Also, according to Politico, voter registrations in Florida have recently trended in favor of Republicans, with the number of active registered Democrats surpassing 305,590 — an increase of 299,555 over the past year.
Florida has been known as a toss-up in federal elections for the past two decades. The situation in the Sunshine State has clearly changed.
With the nation’s attention now turning to the 2024 presidential election, Democrats want to claim Florida’s 30 electoral votes but have their work cut out for them.