New numbers coming out of Florida indicate that the era of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has been a magnet for the state’s Republican Party.
In that time, the number of non-affiliated voters rose from 3,549,094 to 3,905,562 — an increase of just over 10 percent.
Democratic Party enrollment rose from 4,962,064 to 4,944,867 — which is an increase of only 17,197 people.
Then there is the Republican Party, which in 2018 was in second place to the Democratic Party at 4,681,598 voters.
The 2022 numbers show the state with 5,191,018 Republicans. That means from the 2018 election until this summer, the Florida GOP added 509,420 people. That is an increase of roughly 10 percent.
The numbers left Christian Ziegler, vice chairman of the Florida GOP, chortling.
“The biggest number in Florida Politics that no one is talking about: 17,197. While Florida has added 1,037,685 net new voters since [Ron DeSantis’] 2018 Victory, the Democrat Party only managed to convince 17,197 of them to register as a Democrat,” Ziegler said according to the website Florida’s Voice.
“Governor DeSantis is delivering on the important issues, our Florida GOP County leaders are executing on the ground and voters in every corner of our state are resonating with our record while showcasing a historic rejection of the Democrat Party,” he said.
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“And while the data is great, we cannot afford to let up at this point,” he said, adding, “The Florida GOP is committed to the fight and we will not take our foot off of the gas until Governor DeSantis achieves victory, freedom in Florida is protected for generations to come and the Democrat Party is extinct in our state.”
Others noted the Democrats are offering little to Florida voters.
“The symptoms currently plaguing the Democrat Party in Florida point back to the virus that is the…