Florida Republicans now have a 680,030 registered voter lead over Democrats, boasting 5,153,695 voters to the Democrat Party’s 4,473,665.
For greater perspective, Republicans held a 383,954-voter advantage over Democrats at the end of 2022.
In Sumter County, Republicans hold all five constitutional offices and is represented in the Florida State Legislature and Congress by Republicans. Over 70,000 registered voters in the county are Republicans, representing nearly 58% of the registered voters.
Republicans made history in the Sunshine State in November 2021, finally overtaking Democrats in voter registration.
Overall, the GOP has experienced a net gain of 937,205 since 2018.
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Christian Ziegler celebrated the news on social media, noting that the GOP added 53,512 new Republican voters in October alone.
“Since beginning of the year (2023), the GOP has increased our Voter Registration Advantage by 296,076 or 2.38% STATEWIDE,” he continued.
The gains follow last year’s election, which saw immense success for Florida Republicans, who even managed to flip traditionally blue Miami-Dade red for both DeSantis and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
The news comes as the Florida GOP gears up for the presidential election. Ziegler has made it clear that the party will remain neutral during the primary race until a nominee is selected.
“We’re going to support both men. We’re going to stay neutral. And we’re going to allow the grassroots to pick and then whoever they pick, we’re gonna make sure they get elected, whether it’s President Trump [or] Governor DeSantis. We’re going to let the grassroots pick. We’re going to work like hell to get them elected afterwards,” Ziegler said in an interview in March on Breitbart News Saturday.
“We’re going to support both men up until that primary is over, and then we’re gonna get to work,” he emphasized.