In Tuesday’s midterm elections, Republicans may be on the verge of taking Miami-Dade County in Florida, which hasn’t supported a Republican governor in 20 years.
The New York Times quoted Democratic State Senator Annette Taddeo as saying, “The way the statistics are moving, they might win it, sure.”
Taddeo’s worries about a Republican victory in Miami-Dade are based on early voting data showing that more registered Republicans than registered Democrats have already cast ballots. This could be a worrying development for Democrats, who depend on building a lead in early voting before a wave of Republican votes on election day.
Republicans have started to be upbeat about their prospects as well, with Lieutenant Governor Jeanette M. Nez claiming last month during a rally that the GOP will take Miami-Dade County on November 8th.