SHIFT: Florida Republicans Overtake Democrats in Registered Voters…

Florida has long attracted conservative-leaning retirees, though many hail from Democratic bastions such as New York. The southern state also was a migration destination during the pandemic for younger, working-age people seeking to avoid Covid-19 restrictions and register children at in-person schools, but it’s less clear how significant their numbers are.

The shifts are driven to a significant degree by the purging of voter rolls that typically takes place after an election year — removing the deceased and those who have moved, as well as those who have failed to vote in two general elections and were unresponsive to state correspondence.

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