by Trevor Thomas, American Thinker:
A recent New York Post article declared that, in a “staggering exodus,” in 2022, more residents of New York moved to Florida “than any other year in history.” The article reveals,
A staggering 64,577 Empire Staters exchanged their driver’s licenses for the Sunshine State version last year, according to figures from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
“They come in every day,” a staffer at a Jacksonville DMV office told The Post this week with a weary laugh. “I hear all the complaints. I feel like a therapist sometimes.”
The transfer of a driver’s license from one state to another is considered a reliable metric for relocation, since such a decision suggests the move is a lasting one. The 2022 exodus from New York to Florida is a 39% increase from 2019 — the last pre-pandemic year — and an astounding 46% increase from 2017. New York is far from alone in the exodus that is plaguing America’s blue states.