(SNews) – The Republican Party is making history in Florida as early and mail-in voting indicate that the GOP is taking the lead in Miami-Dade County.
If the numbers correspond to actual votes, the sunshine state will no longer be a swing state and will be red for many years to come.
Florida’s Voice reported: “In a historic move, Republicans have taken the lead in Miami-Dade County early + mail-in voting over Democrats.
“118,889 Republicans. 118,878 Democrats. 66,757 Independents.
“The below data are not indicative of a voter voting for the candidate of the same party, it is only the recorded party affiliation of each voter.
“There are no official results.
“10:20 AM: More mail-ins counted in Miami-Dade, DEM lead back to a slim 105 votes, or .03%.
“10:30 AM: DEM lead back to .08%, expected to remain narrow until new mail-ins again.
“11:20 AM: DEM lead increases, decreases back to .09% as mail-ins continue.”
“This is not what we expected,” said Christine Alexandria Olivio, the Democratic House candidate in Florida’s 26th Congressional District in South Florida.
“This is worse than what we expected. We’re getting our butts kicked right now.
“We’re not drawing out our own base.
“Democrats know the message. So, why are they not turning out?”
🚨#BREAKING: In a historic move, Republicans have taken the lead in Miami-Dade County early + mail-in voting over Democrats
🔴 118,889 Republicans
🔵 118,878 Democrats
⚪️ 66,757 Independents
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) November 2, 2022
According to WUFT:
In an extraordinary sign of trouble for Democrats in Florida ahead of Election Day, the number of registered Republicans voting in Miami-Dade County surpassed Democrats on Wednesday – one day after President Joe Biden visited the area on a campaign swing.
The most populous county in Florida, Miami-Dade – with more than 1.5 million registered voters – has been a Democratic stronghold along the state’s Gold Coast with largely blue Broward and Palm Beach counties for a generation.
They had provided a bulwark of reliably Democratic votes against less-populated Republican counties across Florida, including most of the Panhandle and southwest coast.
Less than one week before the election, Miami-Dade was looking more red than blue.
Miami-Dade County 👀👀👀👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/tmhyGxNG9Y
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 1, 2022