Many voters are relocating to Florida to register as Republicans and its “overwhelmingly” as a result of the draconian lockdown measures that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
When it comes to the mass exodus from states like New York, Michigan, and California, that tyrannical Democrats govern, this phrase couldn’t be more timely, considering the number of Democrats who voted these monsters into office, who are now fleeing their states for states managed by Republican governors.
During a Wednesday night town hall event on Fox News — hosted by Sean Hannity and featuring other prominent Republican governors — DeSantis also said that voters are also switching their party affiliation from Democrat to Republican after having fled from blue states.
Even before the Wuhan virus pandemic, residents were fleeing from NYC in search of lower taxes and less crime. Once the lockdowns began, residents couldn’t get out of the city fast enough. United Van Lines and Mayflower movers said it had done 1,000 out-of-state moves from New York City starting in March, with 28 percent to Florida and California and 16 percent to Texas and North Carolina.
There was also a mass exodus from the state of California during the pandemic. Businesses fed up with excessive taxes and regulations packed up and left the state. Many of the companies that moved to the red state of Texas found a much more hospitable business environment. California residents quickly discovered what it means to be living under the control of a totalitarian governor when under the direction of Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, churches were being threatened, beaches were being shut down, and citizens were arrested for defying ridiculous curfews.
ABC7 News spoke with the owner of Bacon Restaurant in California about his decision to leave the state and move to Texas- “It is hard to keep up with the bills right now,” said Lam, an immigrant from Vietnam. His family arrived with next to nothing, 30 years ago.
Now, their restaurant called Bacon is much of what they have to show for it. But with his doors still closed, profits have dropped 90 percent.
The family is ready to move to Texas, which is opening up and already more affordable than California.
“I blame the state. Yes. I do,” said Tien.
In Florida, a red state that overwhelmingly chose President Trump in the 2020 election, many residents worry that the mass influx of people from blue states will change the dynamics of the majority red state. Today, the popular Governor Ron DeSantis shared some good news with them.
According to Epoch Times, Gov. DeSantis announced that people moving to Florida from other states are “overwhelmingly” registering as Republicans, and that includes Democrats who fled their states due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“The media, at the beginning of this, said Florida’s bad, and I think it’s because they want to damage [former President Donald] Trump in Florida, they want to damage me. So, they just kept saying it was bad,” DeSantis told Fox News on May 26. “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 phoney narratives for these media, they probably aren’t coming to Florida. But most people see through it. But the people that see through it, think like us. And so, I think a lot of these people are coming. I think they are registering as Republicans overwhelmingly,” DeSantis said. “And I also have come across a lot of people who, quite frankly, were Democrats. The lockdowns turned them into Republicans.”
He was responding to a comment from Fox News’s Sean Hannity, who noted that several people from New Jersey, New York, and California have left their states due to lockdowns and left-wing politics for Republican-led states such as Florida.
“People say, ‘I was a Democrat because of education, and I’m in California, and they’re locking my kids out of school. I come to Florida; they’re in school.’ People are free. People are happy,” he said.