Florida Governor Ron DeSantis delivered unwelcome news to President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party on Sunday. He made it clear that their chances of winning in Florida anytime soon are extremely slim. During an interview with “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo, DeSantis, who was a contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination and a supporter of Donald Trump, highlighted the significant increase in Republican Party voter registrations since he assumed office in 2018. As a result, DeSantis confidently stated that Florida is now firmly in the hands of the GOP.

“When I became governor of Florida, we had never had more registered Republicans than Democrats in state history,” DeSantis told host Maria Bartiromo. “And we were close to 300,000 fewer Republicans and Democrats, this is 2018. Today, we have close to 900,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats. So you’re talking about a million-plus voter registration shift.”

“And yes, part of that, I think, is a response locally, where people are more likely to switch from Democrat to Republican in Florida, nonparty to Republican than vice versa, and that’s been an important component of it,” he continued. “But I do think that migration has skewed amongst people who come to Florida, not because they want to change the policies to reflect in Illinois, or California or New York, but because they appreciate how Florida has done it differently from where they’re coming to. And so I think that’s contributed to this really record thing.”

“Florida is off the board,” he added. “It is a Republican state. You’ve covered politics. We used to be a one-point state, every election hung on how would Florida go, that is not true anymore. And I think that’s a good thing for the party,” DeSantis added.