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Miami-Dade seeing red after massive Desantis Rubio wins

Florida may no longer be a swing state, and Miami-Dade County may no longer be securely blue, after Republicans scored big victories in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio cruised to early reelection victory on Tuesday, defeating their Democratic opponents by significant percentages.

DeSantis won by more than 11 percentage points, while Rubio won by almost 10 percentage points in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade, which Hillary Clinton won by 29 percentage points in 2016, voted predominantly Republican for the first time in decades, and county party chairman Rene Garcia believes there is a solid explanation for this.

Garcia said, “I believe our nation is at a stage where we need more stable brains to come together, speak with one voice, and say ‘we must bring our country back’.” “I feel that you are now seeing the tremendous support of Miami-Dade County, recognizing that we are a community that believes in the First Amendment and liberties.”

Florida has been a traditional battlefield. It helped Barack Obama win the presidency twice. But the state, where the number of registered Democrats topped the number of registered Republicans in 2020, has moved to the right.

This is due to GOP gains among Hispanic voters and an inflow of new inhabitants, particularly many retirees, attracted by the absence of an income tax and the state’s pleasant climate.

“Democrats must carefully consider how they will reconstruct the area. The Obama coalition has ceased to exist “Former Republican member of Congress and NBC 6 political commentator Carlos Curbelo said.

Curbelo said that Florida is “off the map” for Democrats in the near future.

In 2018, DeSantis won the governorship by a mere 30,000 votes. On Tuesday, he won back at least six of the counties he had lost the previous year. Biden carried these counties only two years ago.

Counties including Florida Duval, Pinellas, Hillsborough, and even Palm Beach were switched.

“Evidently, this election will gather a considerable number of votes from those who may not have supported me four years ago. I would want you to know that I am proud to have gained your confidence and support “DeSantis stated Tuesday evening during a victory rally.

Some Democrats attribute some of Tuesday’s landslide defeats on their party’s lack of investment.

“This is what happens when national Democrats opt not to spend money in the state, according to Greg Goddard, a Florida-based Democratic fundraiser who gathered funds for Rep. Val Demings’ unsuccessful run against Rubio. “The route for Democrats to win future presidential elections is quite narrow if they do not invest in Florida.”

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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