There’s good news and bad news for both major political parties in yesterday’s Miami-Dade election, with nearly all votes now counted.
Donald Trump made a strong showing in Miami-Dade’s 2020 presidential election (although he still lost the county) the results show.
With all precincts reporting, 532,409 Miami-Dade residents voted for Trump in yesterday’s election, while 617,201 voted for Biden. The margin of victory was 53.31% for Biden, versus 45.98% for Trump.
That is a drastic change compared to the 2016 election, which Trump lost badly in Miami.
In 2016, just 333,999 in Miami-Dade voted for Trump, compared to 624,146 for Hillary Clinton. That equals a 59% increase in Miami Trump voters in just four years.
Broward and Palm Beach didn’t change as much. Both Trump and Biden made numeric gains in those counties compared to the 2016 Clinton-Trump election due to population growth and higher turnout, but the margin remained similar to what it was four years ago.
The good news for Democrats: Daniella Levine-Cava was elected Miami-Dade mayor by a 54% to 46% margin.
In other results, the Bjarke Ingels-designed Marina Park development proposal in South Beach appears to have been defeated by a slim margin. Although two out of three questions relating to the proposal were approved, a third question was defeated by a 51-49 margin, and the project cannot move forward.