Over the past year, Florida has seen a massive population increase as people from states like liberal New York and California flee climbing taxes in exchange for sandy beaches and freedom. Governor Ron DeSantis’s bold approach to COVID-19 and decision to open the Florida economy has made him a rockstar to conservatives and public enemy number one to the left.
During a Townhall event with Sean Hannity, DeSantis reflected on the massive surge of new Floridians and said he believes that most are registering as Republicans and many former Democrats are switching parties after seeing how liberal states responded to Covid-19.
According to The Daily Wire:
“The media at the beginning of this said Florida’s bad and I think it’s because they want to damage Trump in Florida, they want to damage me. So, they just kept saying it was bad,” DeSantis said. “And even though the facts didn’t say it, like literally last April, they’re saying Florida is doing worse than New York. New York was like 10 times worse.”
“And so, I think what it did is the people that buy those phony narratives for these media, they probably aren’t coming to Florida. But most people see through it. But the people that see through it, they think like us. And so, I think a lot of these people are coming. I think they are registering as Republicans overwhelming,” he continued. “And I also have come across a lot of people who, quite frankly, were Democrats. The lockdowns turned them into Republicans.”