The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization is praising his governor for not postponing that state's primaries.
Florida – along with Illinois and Arizona – decided to move forward with its scheduled primaries yesterday. Several other states (Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, and Kentucky) have decided to postpone their primaries because the coronavirus scare. Florida Governor Rick DeSantis said he believed the primary election could be run safely.
David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association, applauds the governor's decision.
"I think that [Governor DeSantis] balanced the risk versus the right to vote and the need to vote on this important primary that's been on the schedule a very long time," Caton tells OneNewsNow.
Former Vice President Joe Biden overwhelmingly won the Democratic primaries in Florida (61%) and Illinois (59%) and came out on top in Arizona (43%) as well. President Donald Trump, who faced minimal opposition in the Republican primary, pulled in more than 1.1 million votes in Florida – almost 90,000 more than Biden drew.
Caton believes President Trump will do very well in the general election in Florida.
"Given that President Trump is significantly more popular in the state of Florida than Governor Ron DeSantis, I think we're in great shape," he states. "When you have the two U.S. senators and the governor and most of [his] cabinet all Republican; and then you have a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Senate, it shows that there is a lot of strength in Florida for the Republican nominees.
"So I think Donald Trump has a very good situation in Florida for winning … the presidential election [in this state]," he adds. In 2016, Trump narrowly won Florida (and its 29 electoral votes) by just more than one percentage point.
Bloomberg reports that Biden, with almost 300 more delegates than Senator Bernie Sanders, is well on his way to achieving the 1,991 needed to get the Democratic nomination for president.