Republicans overtake Democrats on Florida voter rolls by over 100,000

The governor's office announced that there are presently 5,145,878 Republicans and 5,044,802 Democrats registered in Florida.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

The office of Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis say the GOP now leads Democrats in the state's voter rolls by 100,000.

The governor's office announced xx there are now 5,145,878 Republicans and 5,044,802 Democrats registered in Florida, giving Republicans an edge of 101,076 total voters, according to the Epoch Times.

There were 5,135,377 Republicans and 5,045,849 Democrats registered to vote in the Sunshine State on Feb. 28, 2022, according to the Florida Department of State, indicating a Republican advantage of 89,528.

Democrats have also lost voters in blue Miami-Dade County, 9,000 over a three-month period, according to the data from the governor's office.

When DeSantis took office in November 2021, Democrats had a voter registration edge exceeding 260,000.

Florida's popularity as a retirement destination with no income, estate and inheritance taxes are big reasons why more Republicans are coming to the state, The Epoch Times point out.

Florida has been a pivotal swing state in recent elections, voting narrowly for Republican Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, but breaking for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. The state earned notoriety during the 2000 election cycle for its contested recount efforts that ultimately resulted in a Supreme Court case and George W. Bush's election to the presidency.