The younger generation of Americans who used to be passive voters in the past elections have finally realized they hold the key to America’s future.
Apparently, lessons from the results of the 2016 presidential elections have been learned, particularly in the swing states where Donald Trump had won by thin margins. The change became evident during the 2018 midterm elections, as the turnout of young voters who had cast their votes was higher, when compared to those who voted in 2014.
Florida No Longer a Solid Red State
Florida, which Donald Trump now calls his new home state, is traditionally a Republican stronghold. However, Republican Senator Rick Scott had narrowly escaped defeat in the 2018 midterm elections. Scott won by a razor-thin margin of 10, 033 votes over Democratic opponent Bill Nelson, and only after a recount of the 8.19 million votes cast was made.
Currently in Lee County Florida there is now uncertainty that the outcome of the forthcoming 2020 presidential elections will be in favor of the Republicans. Mainly because the growing number of voting blocks comprised by young voters have weakened Florida’s image of being a solid red state.
Young Voters Pose as Worry to Local Lee County Republican Party Leader
Even Doris Cortese, who vice chairs the Republican Executive Committee in Lee County has noted the changes; of how the younger voting blocks, are identifying themselves as Democrats or Independents. Cortese, who is known in Florida as the “Godmother of Lee County Politics,” admits that she is worried that her worst fear of Lee County becoming blue might become a reality.
She does have a reason to worry, since recent Republican political candidates, including current Gov. Ron DeSantis, had won over opponents, also by only the slightest margins ever seen in the history of Florida politics.
Cortese revealed that she hopes and prays that Florida will not turn blue; adding she has been working round the clock to keep Lee County as red as possible. In fact, she has been rallying Lee County’s Republican troops since she knows for sure that every vote counts.
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