TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Republicans outnumber Democrats in Florida by 400,000 voters.
“In 2018, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by nearly 300,000. By Election Day 2022, Republicans outnumbered Democrats by 300,000. Today, we can announce that Republicans outnumber Democrats by 400,000. Freedom is here to stay,” the Sunshine State’s governor wrote on Twitter.
The Florida Standard has previously reported on the changing demographic in Florida, much due to the influx of new residents putting freedom first. In the 2022 gubernatorial election, DeSantis beat Democrat challenger Charlie Crist by the largest margin in a Florida gubernatorial election in 40 years – 19 percentage points, corresponding to a win by over 1.5 million votes.
Freedom “lives in the dreams of the historic number of families who have moved from states across this country because they saw Florida as the land of liberty and the land of sanity,” DeSantis said in a speech when he was sworn in for a second time as Florida’s governor.