Republican voter registration is rising in Florida, narrowing Democrats’ historic lead in the swing state ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
In August, Republicans added a GOP record of about 58,000 new voters, Politico reported, or 41 percent more than the new Democrats in Florida.
“Florida looks good!” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning after the story was published.
Polls suggest that Trump has dramatically increased support among Latinos in Florida as he condemns Latin American socialism, but risks a dramatic loss of support among senior citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump will host a rally in Jacksonville, Florida, Thursday night before spending the night at his Trump National Resort in Miami.
Republicans attribute the GOP̵
Trump’s Florida campaign director, Susie Wiles, told Politico: “We’ve turned our attention to voter registration in a more meaningful way than before. Everyone said you couldn’t do it – reduce the gap between Republicans and Democrats to such a small number. Well, you can do it. “
Democrats currently have the advantage of registering fewer than 200,000 voters in Florida, and some Democrats are disappointed.
Miami Democratic Sen. Jason Pico told Politico: “We are not repulsed, which means that for every 100 gates that Republicans have proverbially knocked on, it’s not like they’ve angered people to the point where they fled to the Democratic party because they are angry with the GOP. It has been proven to be effective. “
Trump’s campaign uses a strategy to knock on doors in other swinging countries, hoping to push out Biden, who routinely calls for a “cover” for the press early in the morning, which means no live events are expected as Trump addresses a number of big rallies every week.
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee said this month they made contact with 100 million voters by knocking on doors and telephone banking.