Democrats continue to have an edge in Miami-Dade, leading Republicans by 146,975 voters, but Republicans actually have the edge in Miami-Dade among Hispanic voters, in particular — a traditional Democrat target demographic.
Miami-Dade is a traditionally blue county in the Sunshine State, home to many Hispanic voters with roots fleeing communist regimes.
Although Florida went to former President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Miami-Dade went the other way, reliably voting blue in the last presidential election. Miami-Dade voters cast 617,864 ballots for then-candidate Biden and 532,833 for then-President Donald Trump.
However, Florida as a whole has experimented a major change in recent years. Democrats have long held an electoral advantage in the Sunshine State. That is, until 2021, after nearly two years of lockdowns, mandates and restrictions across the country. Florida quickly became “the American outpost of freedom” as the DeSantis administration and the Republican legislature fought against government excesses and prioritized personal freedom over fear.
Now, registered Republican voters in Florida outnumber Democrats in Much more 200,000 voters.
While that’s not the case in Miami-Dade, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a total of 146,975, Hispanic GOP voters outnumber Hispanic Democratic voters in the county.
Data last updated Aug. 1 shows 252,395 Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade are registered Democrats, while 323,133 are registered Republicans, +70,738 for Republicans.
“Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade reject socialism and embrace freedom,” the Florida GOP said. “Let Florida go free!”
Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade reject socialism and embrace freedom. Let’s keep Florida free! pic.twitter.com/U8Ja7VRPF5
— Florida GOP (@FloridaGOP) August 22, 2022
Wow! big numbers
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) August 21, 2022
The Florida primary elections took place on Tuesday, August 23.