Ron DeSantis: Registered Republicans Now Outnumber Democrats in Florida
'for the first time in the history of Florida, we've now overtaken Democrats'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said there are now more registered Republicans in the Sunshine State than registered Democrats.
During a speech at the National Conference of State Legislatures, DeSantis said:
"When I got elected governor, we had 280,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans in the state of Florida."
"Today, for the first time in the history of Florida, we've now overtaken Democrats."
"There are now more registered Republicans in Florida than Democrats."
Florida is a key swing state in presidential election contests.
In 2016 and 2020, it when to Republican Donald Trump after going to Barack Obama, a Democrat, in 2008 and 2012.
"But I do think that you're seeing people move to states that value freedom," the governor said.
DeSantis is up for re-election in 2022.
The Florida governor has become a strong voice against government overreach during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, DeSantis prompted massive chants of “Let’s go, Brandon” after referring to the Biden admin as the “Brandon administration" during a speech.
“If you look at that, if you look at what’s going on with some of the big corporations with their woke agenda when you look at the Biden, the Brandon administration in terms of what they’re [doing]–” DeSantis said.
DeSantis stood back monetarily as the crowd erupted with chants of “Let’s go, Brandon!”
Ron DeSantis just called the Biden Administration the "Brandon Administration" pic.twitter.com/L4sov8rtLQ— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) November 3, 2021
Everyone from Big Tech to the government has tried to ban the "Let's go Brandon" chants.
Last month, a viral "Let's Go Brandon" song soared to number one in the U.S. music charts despite attempts by Big Tech giants to censor it.