Republicans on pace to have more registered voters than Dems in Florida for first time

Republicans are likely to soon have more registered voters than Democrats in Florida, according to new data.

Florida Democrat operative Steve Schale said “without a full-frontal, professional and accountable partisan effort to turn it around, sometime before the end of this year, there will be more Republicans registered in Florida than Democrats — that has NEVER happened before and given their voters have higher turnout scores — this isn’t a great place to start,” he added.

Per the Independent Chronicle:

Democrats had 23,055 more registered voters than Republicans in Florida at the end of August. That’s a steep drop from the 700,000 voter advantage Democrats had in 2008 when Barack Obama won the state.

Politico reported that due to the higher GOP registration numbers heading into the 2022 midterm elections, Florida could lose its “battleground” state status and become more reliable for Republican candidates.

“Democrats in Florida have spent considerable time, effort, and money on infighting which led to a lack of prioritization on voter registration,” the report adds.