Florida GOP registration edge crosses 900,000-voter mark

Republicans now account for 39% of the state’s voters, compared to 32% for Democrats.

Florida’s red hue continues to deepen.

The state’s Division of Elections just updated its tally of active voters, and it’s more bad news for Democrats.

As of April 30, Republicans had 906,551 more registered voters than Democrats in the Sunshine State.

It’s the GOP’s biggest lead since it overtook Democrats for the first time in November 2021.

Of Florida’s 13.47 million active voters, 5.24 million were registered with the Republican Party of Florida compared to 4.34 million registered as Florida Democratic Party members.

Another 3.53 million had no party affiliation, while 352,027 belonged to minor parties.

Republicans gained 105,317 voters since New Year’s Eve. Democrats lost 21,533 members over the same stretch. That included 3,866 additional GOP voters and 10,651 fewer Democratic voters since March 31.

Democrats’ share of the voter rolls fell from 38% in 2016 and 33% six months ago to 32% by the end of April.

Republicans, meanwhile, held a 39% share going into May, up from 38.5% in late December and 35% in 2016.

Florida’s shifting voter base is partly attributable to an influx of transplants. Between March 2020 and January 2023, an estimated 394,000 active voters flocked to the state. Of those, 46% were Republicans, 23% were Democrats and 29% were independents.

“In general, starting with President Trump and continuing with Gov. (RonDeSantis and the Florida Legislature, their policies are driving voters — including Hispanics, the fastest-growing group in Florida and the United States — to flee the Democratic Party and register as Republicans.”

Florida GOP registration edge crosses 900,000-voter mark (floridapolitics.com)



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