More Horrible News For Sleepy Joe Biden, Dems Shook As Florida Republicans See Massive Surge in Voter Registrations
[Opinion] Editor’s note: As you know, I live in Florida. I can tell you first hand that the people of Florida, and I’m talking in the suburbs of Tampa to the Gold Coast, Floridans LOVE President Trump. This is the president’s official home state, and it shows. While I have seen perhaps 3 or 4 Biden signs, I see dozens of Trump signs every time I get on the road.
We even have pop up road side stands selling Trump merch! As a boots on the ground witness, I would be STUNNED if Trump did not win Florida by a wide margin.
COVIV-19 from a political point of view has been a moving target and at times a hot potato.
When it first was introduced to America in January, the left tried to accuse President Trump of using it to stop immigration and travelers from China from coming over because he was a racist.
Issued on: January 31, 2020, President Trump signed the; Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
The next day, Joe Biden tweeted the following:
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
The Biden campaign seemed to change their tune on April 3rd saying Biden backed Trump’s China travel ban. Since then the Biden position has been all over the map.
It seems to me that because of his position, his campaign members in Florida has not been able to go door to door canvassing or been prevented from hold voters registration events, resulting in the GOP coming on strong in registered voters
Top Florida Democrats and longtime activists are rumored to be lamenting in private that they feel pressure from Joe Biden’s campaign to refrain from door-to-door canvassing or holding voter registration drives due to the potential spread of the coronavirus and fears of muddying his messaging on the pandemic.
In the absence of such efforts, a concerted drive by President Donald Trump’s Florida campaign to register voters has helped cut the state’s long-standing Democratic advantage to fewer than 185,000 voters, a gap of just 1.3 percentage points, according to data from the Florida Division of Elections released this week.
Now only 40 days out the democrats in the state are getting very nervous over the massive jump in Republican voter registrations in the state, leading some activists to criticize the Biden campaign for preventing them from going door-to-door to get people signed up.
Republicans have been canvassing Florida neighborhoods for months. Their door-to-door registration campaign has yielded spectacular results.
In August, Republicans added a party record of almost 58,000 new voters — a 91 percent increase compared to August 2016, the Florida election data show. The number of new Republicans added in August is 41 percent more than the number of new Democrats who registered. Democratic registration, meanwhile, was 6 percent lower than the total racked up in August 2016.
But the Biden campaign thinks it would send a mixed message on the coronavirus if a Democratic volunteer showed up at a voter’s door when the candidate is making such a huge deal about the contrast between his “science says” method of dealing with the pandemic and Trump’s. Leading Democrats in the state are grousing about the restrictions and point to the obvious hypocrisy.
“Democrats sort of said two different things: no one should go out and do political activity, but it was OK to go out and demonstrate,” said a top Florida Democrat who had been involved in state voter registration drives. “A lot of this was safety and common sense, but the fact is that campaign didn’t want us to get crosswise with Biden’s message, which, don’t misunderstand me, is the right one but we may have gone a little too far.”
It’s either a national emergency requiring draconian measures to combat it, or it isn’t. When it’s people demonstrating against Trump, I guess there’s not much of a national emergency.
RyanTyson, a Republican pollster and strategist, saidthat an electorate with more Republicans could have an effect on polls, some of which model a far-higher Democratic voter base than exists and therefore run the risk of making Trump appear to be farther behind Biden. In an analysis, Tyson’sdata analytics team found that 119,000 more Democratic voters have switched their registration to Republican or independent than Republicans Party switchers since 2016.
“When we manage to get 57,000 new registrants in a month, It’s historic. And a lot of that is just organic,” he said. “Something’s in the water and with 41 days out of the election, we find ourselves beating the Democrats at their own game.”
With all the activity and President Trump’s daily rally’s across the country, the MAGA base is pumped up and Florida is basically tied at this point.
One of the recent polls shows Trump trending up and if unchanged will soon overtake Biden.
In the end, just like 2016, it’s all about turn out, and with the expected voter fraud this year, the GOP in Florida and nationwide better turn out in record numbers.