Florida Republicans have overtaken Democrats in the voter registration race, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday.
“Today for the first time in the history of Florida we’ve now overtaken Democrats,” DeSantis said at the National Conference of State Legislatures. The governor's comments were first reported by the Tampa Bay Times.
The latest Florida voter registration numbers available to the public date back to August and show Democrats outnumbering Republicans by fewer than 24,000 voters. Political parties, however, often have more up-to-date figures at the county level.