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There are a number of data points indicating broad gains for Republicans in Florida this midterm cycle, including a huge 9-to-1 advantage when it comes to registering new voters in the months leading up to Nov. 8.

As of Friday, there were more than 5.28 million registered Republicans in Florida compared to 4.97 million Democrats. Those numbers represent 86,376 more Republicans than those registered to vote in the August primary, compared to an increase of just 9,830 Democrats across the same time frame.

Among other notable statistics, Republicans have overtaken Democrats in terms of mail and early votes cast. Democrats held a significant lead in early voting just five days prior and would likely need to retake that early voting lead heading into Election Day, where Republicans traditionally turnout in higher numbers, to be competitive. Read more…