On Tuesday night, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) spoke on his blowout victory in the 2022 midterm election, crushing Democrat opponent Charlie Crist, and declared that Florida is “where woke goes to die.”
DeSantis, a significant consideration for the 2024 presidency, easily won reelection with a 19-point victory over Crist. He was up by over 1.44 million votes with 88% counted, a historical gain over his 30,000-vote win over Democrat Andrew Gillum in 2018. DeSantis had such a dominant night that he was up by double digits in 60 of Florida’s 67 counties and even flipped deep blue county Miami-Dade.
“We have embraced freedom,” DeSantis declared to a raucous crowd. “We have maintained law and order. We have protected the rights of parents. We have respected our taxpayers, and we reject woke ideology.”
“We fight the woke in the legislature. We fight the woke in the schools. We fight the woke in the corporations. We will never ever surrender to the woke mob,” DeSantis continued. “Florida is where woke goes to die!”
“Now while our country flounders due to failed leadership in Washington, Florida is on the right track,” DeSantis said. “I believe the survival of the American experiment requires a revival of true American principles.”
“Florida has proved that it can be done, we offer a ray of hope that better days still lie ahead,” DeSantis continued. “I am proud of our achievements in this state. I am honored by your support and I look forward to the road ahead.”
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