Ron DeSantis uttered four words about Florida that left Democrats trembling in fear

Apr 11, 2024

Ron DeSantis has overseen a remarkable political transformation in Florida.

His bold conservative leadership has changed the political landscape.

And Ron DeSantis uttered four words about Florida that left Democrats trembling in fear.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the Sunshine State has changed from being the biggest battleground state in the country to being off the board for the 2024 Election during an interview on Fox News.

The state has undergone a dramatic shift to the right in recent years, which culminated with DeSantis’ landslide re-election victory of nearly 20 points in the 2022 Midterm Elections.

It was the largest margin of victory by any Florida Governor in 40 years.

DeSantis explains the growing Republican advantage in Florida

“When I became Governor of Florida, I had never had more registered Republicans than Democrats in state history,” DeSantis explained. “And we were close to 300,000 fewer Republicans and Democrats, this is 2018. Today, we have close to 900,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats. So, you’re talking about a million-plus voter registration shift.”

Republicans are likely heading into the 2024 Election with an advantage of more than one million registered voters over Democrats.

DeSantis said that some growth in Republican registration has been fueled by residents from blue states relocating to Florida.

“And yes, part of that, I think, is a response locally, where people are more likely to switch from Democratic to Republican in Florida, non-party to Republican than vice versa and that’s been an important component of it,” DeSantis continued. “But I do think that migration has skewed amongst people who come to Florida, not because they want to change the policies to reflect in Illinois, or California or New York, but because they appreciate how Florida has done it differently from where they’re coming from. And so, I think that’s contributed to this really record thing.”

Florida’s population boom has been powered by residents of Democrat-controlled states voting with their feet to find a better life and more freedom by moving south.

Florida isn’t in play for the 2024 Election according to DeSantis

President Joe Biden has signaled that his campaign is going to invest resources in Florida this fall, despite facing an uphill fight.

Former President Donald Trump has led in every public poll out of the Sunshine State dating back to last year.

Democrats are also hoping to target U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) because of a terrible Senate map for them this cycle.

But DeSantis poured cold water on Democrats winning in Florida this fall.

“Florida is off the board,” DeSantis said. “It is a Republican state, you’ve covered politics. We used to be a one-point state, every election hung on how Florida would go, that is not true anymore. And, I think, that’s a good thing for the party.”

Ron DeSantis has turned a state that was one of the most hotly contested in the country into a red state.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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