Republicans Outpace Democrats In Florida’s ‘Most Populous’ ‘Blue Stronghold’

MATLACHA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference on the island of Matlacha on October 05, 2022 in Matlacha Florida. DeSantis delivered remarks about the completion of a temporary bridge to reconnect the island, and Pine Island as well, to the mainland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • President Joe Biden (D) visited Florida this week in an attempt to boost Democrat candidates ahead of next week’s midterm election, and it appears to have backfired.
  • ABC News reported that the “number of registered Republicans voting in Miami-Dade County, the state’s most populous and a historically blue stronghold, surpassed Democrats on Wednesday,” which came one day after Biden’s visit.
  • Republicans are up by 216,302 votes across the state in early voting, a period that usually favors Democrats, and they are now up in Miami-Dade County by more than 1,000 votes.

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