Republican voter registration is increasing in Florida, reducing Democrats’ historic advantage in the swing state ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
In August, Republicans added a GOP record of around 58,000 new voters, Politico reported, 41% more than Florida’s New Democrats.
“Florida looks good!” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning after the story was published.
Polls suggest Trump has dramatically increased his support among Florida Latinos as he denounces Latin American socialism, but he risks drastically losing senior support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump will hold a rally in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday night before spending the night at his Trump National Doral Miami resort.
Republicans attribute the GOP’s success in registering voters to a knocking on the door as Joe Biden supporters avoid in-person contact due to the pandemic.
Trump’s Florida campaign manager Susie Wiles told Politico, “We have focused on voter registration in a more meaningful way than before. Everyone said you can’t do it – reduce the gap between Republicans and Democrats to such a small number. Well you can do it.
Democrats now have a registration advantage of less than 200,000 voters in Florida, and some Democrats are frustrated.
Miami Democratic State Senator Jason Pizzo told Politico: ‘There has been no repulsion on our part, which means that for every 100 doors Republicans have proverbially knocked, that It’s not like they’ve pissed people off to the point of running for the Democratic Party because they’re pissed off at the GOP. It turned out to be effective.
The Trump campaign uses a door-to-door strategy in other swing states, hoping to outsmart Biden, who regularly calls an early morning “cover” for the press, meaning no live event is scheduled, as Trump addresses several large gatherings each week. .
Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee said this month they reached 100 million voters through knocking on doors and telephone banking.