TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – According to the New York Post’s review of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles data, a record number of New Yorkers switched their drivers license over to Florida.
5,838 New Yorkers reportedly switched to Florida in August, the highest number recorded in history for month-over-month increase. Since the beginning of 2022, 41,885 switched, on the way to achieving a new yearly record.
The record data came during the same month New York Gov. Kathy Hochul urged Republicans to move to Florida “where you belong.” She made the remarks in late August.
“And we’re here to say that the era of Trump and Zeldin and Molinaro – just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK?” Hochul said.
“Get out of town. Get out of town. Because you don’t represent our values,” Hochul continued. “You are not New Yorkers.”
People from New York have already been flocking to Florida. Reports have shown Miami locals are facing extraordinarily high rent prices after people fled New York because of the lower taxes and business-friendly environment.
In 2020, the migration from high tax states to low tax states surged during pandemic lockdowns.
Between July 2020 and July 2021, New York’s population decreased by 319,020 as Florida’s population increased by 211,196. The DeSantis campaign even launched mugs for New Yorkers that said, “I’m a New Yorker but I wish my Governor was Ron DeSantis.”
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