Republicans dramatically reduced the voter registration gap in Florida, leaving Democrats with the slimmest lead in state history, according to data from the state Division of Elections.
Data shows Democrats reporting 5,303,254 active registered voters to the Republicans’ 5,169,012 — a 134,242 voter lead.
Republicans have narrowed the gap over the years, adding 301,479 voters to the Democrats’ 227,900 voters since 2018. Since 2016, Republicans have added 444,922 voters to the Democrats’ 298,090.
As Politico reported, Democrats’ voter registration in Florida stood at 535,987 in 2012 and 327,428 in 2016. Former President Barack Obama won Florida in 2012 by just fewer than 73,200 votes. President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Florida four years later by 112,911 votes:
Just in: final FL voter reg. data. Since this March’s primary, here are each party’s net gains:
Compare to the same period in ’16: