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Florida Is A Red State, But Changing Population Will Turn It Bluer….Someday

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Despite the cable news pundits and despite the dreams of the Democratic Party: Florida is not Purple.

Florida is Red.

Florida has been Red as a sunset for well over a decade.

Although there is hope for Democrats on the horizon because of the changing demographics, Florida remains a tough nut for Ds to crack.

With the exception of Barack Obama and Bill Nelson, statewide voters have not chosen a Democrat in more than 10 years. If Nelson loses his U. S. Senate seat, the Ds will have nobody in statewide office for the first time since Reconstruction. Democrats will have nothing. Nada.

Any one who proclaims this a Purple State either doesn’t know history or can’t count. Drive north and anyone can see that most of Florida has as many pro-Trump bumper stickers as palm trees.

Democrats have a problem winning and the reason is simply math. Republican areas have greater turnout than Democratic areas.

Once the condo communities in West Broward ran up huge margins for Democrats. They were filled with Depression-era voters who viewed voting as a civic duty and never missed an election.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 10, 2018

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Buddy Nevins has been a South Florida journalist for over 40 years. His columns appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News and then the Sun-Sentinel. Nevins now writes for his own website, www.browardbeat.com. The opinions expressed by Buddy Nevins are strictly his own and not those of the SouthFloridaReporter.