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From: Floricua
Biden Holds Slight Edge Over Trump Among Likely Florida Voters
Joe Biden leads Trump 50 percent to 48 percent, with 2.5 percent of respondents undecided and 6 percent saying they could change their minds....
From: Tampa Bay Times
Tight Florida Senate races targeted by dark money group
If the ads succeed in persuading Democrats or independent voters to choose the fringe candidates in three competitive races, it benefits the...
From: Floricua
The Pandemic Left Nearly 20,000 Spanish-Speaking Domestic Workers With No Job
More than half of the domestic workers interviewed said they did not have the financial means to pay their rent or mortgage during the past months....
From: Floricua
Democrats Outnumber Republicans Among Early Voters in Red Florida Counties
This early mail-voting advantage should not lull Florida Democrats into complacency, warns a data analyst....
From: The Americano
'We Cannot Have This Kind of Incompetence': Obama Slams Trump During Orlando Rally
Former President Barack Obama spoke at a drive-in rally in support of Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday in Orlando....
From: Floricua
Ballots Cast by Black and Latino Voters Are More Likely to Be Flagged for Rejection
One reason is missing or mismatched signatures, with Dems 0.07% more likely than Republicans to have issues raised with their ballots....
From: Politico PRO
Florida Democrats expand push to fix flawed mail-in ballots
The curing effort has ramped up in size and scale in a state where every vote counts....
From: Daily Business Review
Money Lines Up in Florida's Constitutional Amendment Fights
Prominent Orlando lawyer John Morgan, who chairs Florida For A Fair Wage, has spent millions of dollars to put Amendment 2, which will raise...
From: The Americano
Trump’s White House Officially Gives Up on Controlling the Pandemic
The White House Chief of Staff twice affirms that the administration has no plans to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as an outbreak grows...
From: Floricua
Latino Lawmakers: Amy Coney Barrett's Rise To The Court Could Devastate Affordable Care Act
As the Senate moves forward with confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, Latino Congress members made their plea to save the Affordable...
From: COURIER
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
From: COURIER
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the...
From: ABC 17 NEWS
Obama in Florida: Trump's tough guy schtick is a fraud - ABC17NEWS
Former President Barack Obama on Saturday laced into President Donald Trump, describing his successor as a thin-skinned bully whose true weakness was...
From: Tampa Bay Times
Could climate change votes swing the election in Florida?
More people are listing the issue as a voting priority. But there is a lot else on their minds this year....
From: Bay News 9
Circumstances Point to Delayed Conclusion to Election Results in Florida
Lawsuits may follow close race, high mail-in ballot number...
From: Floricua
Federal Court Rules Trump Cannot Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census
A court ruled the Trump administration acted unconstitutionally when it requested to gather census data on undocumented immigrants....
From: The Copper Courier
How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote
Elections officials have devised multiple ways for voters to cast their ballots safely and securely this year....
From: Politico PRO
Obama hypes early voting in new DNC Florida ad
Barack Obama is being tapped to gin up support for voting ahead of Election Day in Florida....
From: NPR
Voters In Florida And Alaska Receive Emails Warning 'Vote For Trump Or Else!'
Cybersecurity experts say the origin of the messages remains unknown and may be the product of a foreign disinformation effort. ...
From: the Guardian
Florida accused of sowing confusion with last-minute voting changes
The Republican secretary of state has issued controversial guidance about ex-felons rights and ballot dropboxes in what critics call an attempt at...
From: The Copper Courier
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Only Getting Worse
Hospitalizations are growing in 37 states as Dr. Anthony Fauci says United States is not yet "on the road" to ending the pandemic....
From: The Americano
Miami Police Officer Who Wore Trump Mask at Early-Voting Site May Be Disciplined
Officials said uniformed officer Daniel Ubedas gesture was intimidating to voters and demanded his immediate suspension....
From: WUFT News
FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Democrats In Florida
Democratic voters in Florida reported receiving threatening emails Tuesday purportedly from the violent, far-right group Proud Boys directing them to...
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Administration Ramps Up ICE Raids Ahead of the Election
Over the span of six days in early October, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 172 people in six so-called sanctuary cities....
From: The Americano
Latinos Are Really Excited to Vote, New Poll Shows
The report offers a clear insight into the Latino electorates views on the 2020 presidential election and their chief concerns....
From: The Americano
545 Undocumented Children Are Orphans Because of Trump
A lawsuit shows that 545 children that were separated from their parents in 2017 under the Trump administration cannot be reunited as of yet....
From: COURIER
An Incomplete—and Very Long—List of the Most Racist Policies the Trump Administration Has Tried to Enact
President Trump is no stranger to racist invective, and his administration hasn't shied away from broadly injecting racism into their policies. These...
From: Politico PRO
Florida shatters opening day record for early voting
The trend continues a record-setting pace in the battleground state that is viewed as a must-win for President Donald Trump....
From: Bay News 9
Florida Votes: Know Your Amendments
The amendment issues vary widely....
From: The Americano
Trump to DeSantis: You're Fired if I Lose Florida
During a rally event in Ocala, Florida, Trump shared his doubts with supporters over possibly losing the state to Joe Biden....
From: The Americano
Alejandro Fernández and Maná: We Need to Vote for Those Who Can't
Mexican singer Alejandro Fernndez and Mexican rock band Man seek to increase the Latino vote with a new campaign....
From: Orlando Weekly
DeSantis tells Florida elections officials ballot drop boxes must be guarded, in 'pathetic' last-minute attempt to slow early votes
Gov. Ron DeSantis administration is telling county elections supervisors that ballot collection boxes outside early voting sites have to be...
From: Spectrum News 13
Long Lines, Heavy Rain: Thousands Vote Early in Central Florida
An election official says to come prepared...
From: NPR
Latino Voters Face Even More Voting Challenges Because Of Pandemic
Latino voters are the largest non-white voting demographic this year. But the pandemic has created new obstacles to registration in a community that...
From: WPLG
Supporters for Trump, Biden hold events in South Florida as Election Day inches closer
Several rallies were held on Sunday in support of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden....
From: WTSP
Florida felon purge would be too late for this election
Florida is the largest swing state and one President Donald Trump must capture to win re-election over his Democratic challenger, former Vice...
From: Tampa Bay Times
Florida Republicans close registration gap with Democrats to historically narrow margin
More than 14.4 million active registered voters are eligible for the 2020 general election....
From: The Americano
LIVE BLOG: The Latest 2020 Election News From Latino Lawmakers and Advocates
Rep. Linda Snchez wants the DHS to have a flu plan for detained migrants. This flu season is expected to be one of the worst in recent history....
From: Politico PRO
Florida acts to remove felons from voter rolls as election looms
Democrats condemned the 11th-hour move and local election officials say it cant be done....
From: WPEC
Florida elections officials prepare for poll watchers, possible voter intimdation
Elections officials across the state are preparing for an influx of poll watchers this November, and the possibility that poll watching could cross...
From: the Guardian
Trump's attacks on Obamacare could cost him in Texas and Florida
Number of uninsured Americans surges and provokes a movement that might shape the results in two key states...
From: The Americano
Justice Sotomayor Stood Alone in Opposing the Early Census Shutdown
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the only judge on the US Supreme Court to rule against the early shutdown of the 2020 census....
From: Pew Research Center
Latinos make up record 17% of Florida registered voters in 2020
The number of Hispanic registered voters in Florida grew by 364,000 between 2012 and 2016 and by 305,000 between 2008 and 2012....
From: WKMG
With final early voting preps underway, Florida reports 2,883 new COVID-19 cases
Central Florida counties are in its final days of early voting preparations, making adjustments as voters decide how they want to cast their ballot...
From: Floricua
So You've Already Voted. Now What?
Days before the elections, many will vote early or by mail. Once they do, they can track their ballots and make sure they are counted....
From: Floricua
How to Solve Some of the Problems You May Run Into on Election Day
Prepare to cast your ballot on Nov. 3 by being aware of the situations that could jeopardize your vote and how to remedy them....
From: First Coast News
Here's how to track your vote-by-mail ballot in Florida
With a few clicks online you can see when your vote-by-mail ballot in Florida is requested, sent, received and counted....