DeSantis: ‘overwhelming’ majority of people coming to FL registering as Republicans
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says people coming to his state are ‘overwhelmingly registering as Republicans, including those moving from blue states.
“The media at the beginning of this said Florida’s bad and I think it’s because they want to damage Trump in Florida, they want to damage me. So, they just kept saying it was bad,” DeSantis said during a town hall on Fox News. “And even though the facts didn’t say it, like literally last April, they’re saying Florida is doing worse than New York. New York was like 10 times worse.”
“And so, I think what it did is the people that buy those phony narratives for these media, they probably aren’t coming to Florida. But most people see through it. But the people that see through it, they think like us. And so, I think a lot of these people are coming. I think they are registering as Republicans overwhelming,” he added. “And I also have come across a lot of people who, quite frankly, were Democrats. The lockdowns turned them into Republicans.”
“So, I think this whole process has caused some people to reevaluate some of their prior commitments. And if you have a political party that puts the interest of teacher’s unions over the interest of kids being able to just access an education at all, that tells you all you need to know about the modern Democrat Party,” DeSantis finished.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that several blue states would lose a house seat due to population decreases while various red states would be adding seats. California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all lost seats. Texas gained two seats, Florida and North Carolina each gained one.