DeSantis wins big beat Charlie Crist, with an eye toward 2024

By Manjit Bauri

09 November 2022

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On Tuesday night, Republican Ron DeSantis easily defeated Democrat Charlie Crist.

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The victory will prepare the Republican governor for a potential push for the presidency in 2024.

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By a margin of almost 20%, DeSantis defeated Crist by a vote of about 59 to 40.

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With more than 95% of votes, DeSantis won 59.4% of the vote with 4,607,597.

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Meanwhile, the Democratic candidate, Charlie Crist, won just 40% of the vote with 3,100,603.

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It was the largest margin in a governor contest in Florida since Jeb Bush won by nearly 13 points in 2002.

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DeSantis also captured the Democratic stronghold of Miami-Dade County.

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A big, rowdy audience greeted DeSantis with thunderous applause at his election night party.

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"We not only won the election, we have rewritten the political map," DeSantis said.

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DeSantis also revealed a possible preview of his future race for the state.

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