The state Division of Elections projected that the GOP would end up with 82 House seats and 27 Senate seats — which translates to a two-thirds majority in each part of the Legislature.

After Election Day Shellacking, Florida Democratic Party Leader Deletes Title On Social

The state Division of Elections projected that the GOP would end up with 82 House seats and 27 Senate seats — which translates to a two-thirds majority in each part of the Legislature.

It’s almost impossible to overstate how bad election night was for Democrats in Florida.

The state Division of Elections projected that the GOP would end up with 82 House seats and 27 Senate seats — which translates to a two-thirds majority in each part of the Legislature.

The beating was so bad that incumbent GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis won 55 percent of the vote in Miami-Dade, a county that is 70 percent Hispanic and which had not voted for a Republican governor since Jeb Bush in 2002.

Against that backdrop, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz removed his party title from his Twitter profile.

Diaz simply referred to himself as “Former mayor of the world’s best city, proud father and grandfather, attorney and sports fan.”

Rumors had been circulating that Diaz would be gone if the projections turned out as badly as anticipated.

Diaz himself dismissed that as recently as Monday, telling one journalist on Twitter that he needed “better sources” to suggest such a thing.

But Politico had reported on Oct. 28 that Diaz, named party chairman in January 2021, was facing a “growing mutiny.”

The outlet quoted Thomas Kennedy, a member of the Democratic National Committee, who at the time had called for Diaz to step down the day after Election Day.

Kennedy told Politico, “Where has Manny Diaz been? He’s been absent,” Kennedy said. “He just needs to go. It’s time for someone new. … [This is] not a progressive-versus-establishment fight. Everyone is upset.”

“The fallout from a disastrous election has already begun,” Politico noted.

One Twitter user, with the account Human 2.0, said Diaz’s party may want to look beyond him and higher.

“If dems are smart they remove ‘dems’ from everything until these people exit the WH [White House],” the user tweeted, along with a picture of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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