Democrats fought tooth and nail to let all them in and they going for the other side
Miami-Dade County, 70% Hispanic, Biden+7 in 2020.
Miami-Dade County was key to Mr. Trump’s victory: Mr. Biden won it by a mere seven points after Hispanics swung to Mr. Trump, a gut punch to Democrats nationally
As of Wednesday more Rs than Ds had requested ballots
Miami-Dade went for Clinton in 2016 by 23 points, Gillum by 21 in 2018, Biden by 7 in 2020, and possibly will go to DeSantis in 2022 marking the first time in 20 years a Republican has taken Miami-Dade County.
In what may be an ominous sign for Florida Democrats with less than a week until Election Day, Republicans across the state lead with 216,302 more votes than the Democrats, mostly cast in-person. Democrats have a 128,660 count edge in vote-by-mail numbers.
"Florida is not looking so good for the Democrats.There are fewer registered Democrats who have voted than registered Republicans. That's really unusual for Florida," said Michael McDonald, who oversees data analyzed by the University of Florida's U.S. Elections Project.
Democrats still lead in the number of mail-in ballots requested and five days remain to return them as of Thursday, but McDonald said that trouble lies ahead for Democrats if Republicans maintain their lead into Election Day, especially as many Democrats have shifted to vote by mail in recent years.
"A lot of Democrats have mail ballots, and they may yet return them," said McDonald.
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"But at this point in time, Republicans have a lead in the early vote, and unless something fundamentally changes in Florida, if we go into Election Day and Republicans are still leading in the early votes, I would say that is all but over for [Charlie] Crist and [Val] Demings' possibilities of winning their races."
The number of registered Republicans voting in Miami-Dade County, the state's most populous and a historically blue stronghold, surpassed Democrats on Wednesday -- just one day after President Joe Biden visited the county to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist and Senate nominee Rep. Val Demings.
As of Thursday morning, 128,979 Republicans have voted in Miami-Dade, compared to 127,658 Democrats.