In late 2021, Florida officially became a red state.
Republicans officially edged out Democrats in the voter registration battle.
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.
Florida’s trend towards Republicans is not stopping.
In August 2021, Democrats had a 2,779 voter registration advantage in Pinellas County, Florida.
As of March 11th, Republicans now lead by 2,302 voter registrations.
The most recent update shows the trend is continuing:
As of today, Republicans have a lead of 2,418 voter registrations.
(Pinellas County, FL)
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) March 12, 2022
The red wave is growing!