Florida has long been a battleground state in general elections. However, since the election of President Donald Trump (R) in 2016, the state has decidedly voted red. Not only did the state back President Trump in his 2020 reelection bid, but it overwhelmingly voted for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in his 2022 reelection bid. As Republicans now look to two candidates to represent them in the 2024 presidential election, the Republican Party of Florida is celebrating amassing 800,000 additional registered voters in Florida.
While campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, Governor DeSantis touted his campaign’s effort to embolden the Republican party in the state. The state had not just voted Republican in the previous three elections. It was now decidedly voting red, and Governor DeSantis quipped that he would be turning the Democratic Party of Florida into a “dead carcass” on the side of the road.
Ultimately, Republican voters in Iowa opted for President Trump, and it appears that he is the presumptive Republican nominee for the presidency though he has rejected the title.
Despite the overwhelming support that Florida is expected to throw behind President Trump, the state appears ready to overwhelmingly vote red again in 2024 under the guidance of Governor DeSantis.
This week, the Republican Party of Florida celebrated another milestone regarding registered voters, sending a warning to Democrats in the state.
“Republicans have now amassed 800,000 more registered voters than Democrats here in Florida,” the party announced, adding that their “grassroots team won’t stop fighting to make Florida the best place to live, work and play in the nation.”
The Republican Party of Florida has not been without controversy as Evan Power was elected the new chairman of the RPOF after Christian Ziegler was voted out following accusations of rape. Despite the controversy, the Republican party continues to grow, which could spell trouble for Democrats as they attempt to expand their legislative influence in the state.