Florida Democrats build lead in voters registered to vote by mail

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More than 1.8 million Florida Democratic registrants are registered to vote by mail

The Florida Democratic Party believes it is building safety through numbers.

The party announced Sunday that it has 1.86 Democratic registrants enrolled to vote by mail.

That’s a 500,000 enrollment advantage over the Republican Party at this point in time.

That advantage could become important if COVID-19 continues to be a factor in Florida and throughout the country, and the Florida Democratic Party is hoping it’s a telling statistic.

“With just 101 days left until the November election, we are seeing more energy than ever to flip Florida blue,” said Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo. “Our volunteers and partner organizations and the FDP team have worked tirelessly to enroll Democrats into vote-by-mail, and we are excited to keep this momentum going. This November, we will say goodbye to Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden, along with hundreds of Democrats running for state and local office.”

The disparity is growing. Just two weeks ago, the Florida Democratic party had a 300,000 registrant lead over the Republicans in vote by mail. In 2016, the lead was just 8,800, and it grew to nearly 50,000 by the time the 2018 mid-term elections rolled around.

POLITICO reported last month that about one-third of ballots in Florida general elections are cast by mail.

President Donald Trump, a registered Florida voter, voted by mail in the March 17 primary but has said that the practice of mail-in ballots is rife with “tremendous fraud.”

Spencer Fordin

Spencer Fordin grew up in Port Washington, N.Y. and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Before working for FloridaPolitics.com, he spent 16 seasons with MLB.com and nearly three years as a general assignment reporter in the Cayman Islands. You can reach Spencer at [email protected]


6 comments

  • Alex

    July 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Well, this is already full of corruption and fraud. The tactics they use is fake propaganda like the NAZI used to do. These suspects go to the poorest neighborhood harassing people telling them FAKE stories and convincing them to vote by mail for a marxist candidate that will keep them in poverty for eternity. They use lines such as “Trump wants to kill us all” or “Trump is racist” When in reality these are the racist targeting the poor neighborhoods selectively to take advantage of them. We will take care of that.

    • Tha Truth

      July 27, 2020 at 9:43 am

      Trump IS a racist. Florida Republicans are ALSO racists and idiots. And people like you who support them better be a millionaire because if you aren’t, you’re a fu**ing idiot.

      • Alex

        July 27, 2020 at 12:57 pm

        I come across a lot of retards like you. Do you have a logical explanation behind your brilliant statement? Are you capable to elaborate on it? I’ll explain you what.

        Racism virtually don’t exist today. Racism is a convenient card used by people with VERY low intelligence like you to justify stupidity. That’s all it is. It is a desperate attempt to justify mental retardation. But it has nothing to do with race. I don’t care if somebody is ultraviolet or green, stupid is stupid. If you’re a retard, you WILL be called a retard. You can cry and call hussein Obama all you want, nobody gives a flying FUCK.

        So if anything, Blame your parents for raising you a proud retard. With that low intelligence you’ll be flipping burgers for life and then claiming $15 bucks an hour when in reality you barely know how to wipe your ass.

        Now, try for once to elaborate with reason and logic. Let us try to make you great again.

        By the way is “The”, not “Tha”. Learn proper American stupid asswipe.

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 26, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Vote Blue!

  • Alex

    July 26, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Blue today stands for the radical extremist democratic party which is a domestic terrorist organization. The democratic apparatus is behind all domestic terrorist militias such as BLM or antifa. Blue, today stands for looting. Blue stands for rioting. Blue stands for Anti-America. Blue stands for destruction of America. Blue stands for terrorism. Blue stands for open borders. Blue stands for no rule of law. Blue stands for Anti-police. Blue stands for no drug control. Blue stands for China.

    PROVE ME WRONG.

  • Steve

    July 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Vote Blue! Alex the troll is a traitor to our country! He supports Trump who is best buddies with Putin! Sold our country out to Putin while our soliders died by bounties. And also 150k Covid deaths which I say 90% are Trump’s fault or aka “Trump Virus”. His against face mask, science, and ignoring calls to prevent pandemic went unheeded.
    Look at Vietnam, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, etc, they have less than couple of hundreds of deaths in each country.
    Sick. Also, Trump ran up the deficit by $6 Trillion! Wow! What a big spender! Also, he golfs every other week now, while people have no jobs and dying from covid. And how come Trump products are made in China? Hypocrite!!!

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