Florida is tied for the third largest state by population in the U.S. California is the most populous and Texas is second. Florida and New York are virtually tied as the third largest state.
The one thing that people almost never find is truthful and factual information about an election. In 2016, Candidate Hillary Clinton made the foolish mistake of believing the propaganda supplied by the Democrat Party and the liberal anti-Trump media. Mr. Trump relied on private polls and easily won a majority of the electoral college vote. This article is truthful and factual as it is humanly possible to compose. Here are the facts.
The state of Florida has 12,875,998 registered voters. Of that total, 4,547,635 are registered republicans. The Democrat Party has 4,776,092 registered voters. Converting to percentages, the republicans have 35.3% of the voters statewide while the Democrat Party has 37.1%. Florida has a designation of NPA for voters who do not wish to register either as a democrat or a republican. NPA stands for “No Party Affiliation.” The NPA voters, along with a very small number of minor parties, are 27.6% of all registered voters. So to win a statewide election in Florida a candidate will receive support from his party but must also win a majority of the independent voters.
Florida has 67 counties. The three largest counties are: 1) Miami-Dade County with a population of 2.7 Million; 2) Broward with a population of 1.9 Million; and 3) Palm Beach County with a population of 1.5 Million. But the winner in all statewide races is the individual with the most total votes. So a candidate can not ignore the other 64 counties including Liberty County with a population of 8,242.
So what is the big deal? It turns out that Florida is a state that is predictive of how the next Presidential election will conclude. In 2018, Florida has a number of statewide races that wise individuals are observing carefully since they will effect the 2020 Presidential election. The two most important statewide races are for governor and the U.S. Senate in 2018.
The republican candidates for Governor are: 1) Adam Putnam, 2) Ron De Santis, 3) Don Baldauf, 4) Timothy Devine, 5) Bruce Nathan, and 6) Bob White. Mr. De Santis and Mr. Putnam presently hold political offices and are considered to be leading at the present time. But that could change.
The democrat candidates for Governor are: 1) Gwen Graham, 2) Phillip Levine, 3) Andrew Gillum, 4) Chris King, and 5) Jeff Greene. Presently there is no clear leader.
The other statewide race that is attracting a great deal of attention is the race for the U.S. Senate. Bill Nelson is the Democrat incumbent and has held this seat since 2001. Mr. Nelson has served in public office for more than 40 years. The two republican candidates that hope to oppose Mr. Nelson are: 1) Governor Rick Scott who can not seek election for a third term as Governor by state law and 2) Roscoe De La Fuente who uses the nickname of “Rocky.” Rocky is a native of San Diego and strangely is also running for the Senate from Hawaii, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wyoming. Rocky stated: ” anybody can run for any state.”
The Florida primary elections will be held on August 28, 2018. The general election is on November 6, 2018.
Sanityandsense.com will cover the Florida Senate race and three other U.S. Senate races in key states in 2018.
R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Florida has four pivot counties. They are Jefferson, Monroe, Pinellas, and St. Lucie. In 2012, Obama carried all four of these counties and was elected President. In 2016, Donald Trump carried all four of these counties and was elected President. Had the news media been reporting facts instead of propaganda, the media could have reported by 9:00 p.m. the following: ” Candidate Trump has carried four key pivot counties in Florida. Possibly Ms. Clinton may have a more difficult race than was originally projected.” Of course the media was busy spinning science fiction instead of projecting accurate information. )