Democrats and Progressives in the traditionally solid blue Miami-Dade County are in a panic as early voting results indicate a spike for Republicans at the polls. Early in-person voting in the south Florida Democrat stalwart sees Republicans in the lead.
While Democrats are up overall in Miami-Dade County, when early in-person voting is isolated and analyzed it reveals Republicans are leading. This uptick in early Republican voters in a county that has consistently turned out overwhelmingly blue numbers has many Democrat analysist concerned.
Trump supporters are expected to turn out in heightened numbers on Election Day across the country, including in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in Florida.
Kevin Cate, a self-anointed former spokesman for Barack Obama, expressed his concerned about it on Twitter and was open about it not being a good sign for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“I’m concerned about Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade. This is an evergreen concern, but still,” he tweeted.
I’m concerned about Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade. This is an evergreen concern, but still.
— Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) October 27, 2020
Ned Ryun, the founder and CEO of American Majority, tweeted, “As of this morning, Republicans are winning the early voting in Miami-Dade County, Florida by roughly 3,000 votes. For perspective, Hillary Clinton won that county by 30 pts in 2016 and still lost the state…”
As of this morning, Republicans are winning the early voting in Miami-Dade County, Florida by roughly 3,000 votes. For perspective, Hillary Clinton won that county by 30 pts in 2016 and still lost the state. . . https://t.co/mCfwMIJzgz
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) October 25, 2020
Rasmussen Reports, one of the polling institutions that got the numbers right in 2016, has President Trump ahead of Joe Biden in Florida 49 percent to 46 percent. Florida is a critical swing state that holds 29 all-important Electoral College votes as its prize.
Trump Now Beating Biden 49-46% in Florida, 48-47% in North Carolina says Rasmussen Polls https://t.co/LXifm5k48r
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 25, 2020
President Trump has been urging his supporters to vote in-person projecting a wariness about mail-in voting and the vulnerabilities it presents for voter fraud. If Miami-Dade is any indication, the President’s supporters are taking his direction.