Florida cracked down on mail-in voting before Trump embraced it — now Democrats could suffer

Florida cracked down on mail-in voting before Trump embraced it — now Democrats could suffer


There have been fewer requests for mail-in ballots in Florida for the 2024 general election than there were in 2020, a trend that could hurt Democrats in the state just as former President Donald Trump is moving to embrace mail-in voting.

In 2020, more than 4.3 million Floridians requested mail-in ballots, far exceeding the only 2 million who have requested them so far this year. The decrease could hurt the already diminished Democratic Party of Florida in what once was a swing state.

Following the 2020 election, Republicans in Florida changed the law, which previously allowed requests for mail-in ballots to remain valid for two election cycles. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed a law in 2021 that would kick voters off the mail-in request at

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