Florida voters break records on the first day of early voting
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida voters turned out in record-shattering numbers on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 3 election, with about 355,000 ballots cast compared with the old top total of about 300,000 on the first day in 2016.Combined with mail-in votes that have already been returned, about 3 million Floridians have already voted, two weeks before Election Day. That’s nearly 21% of registered voters.Seminole County set a record for first-day early turnout, and Orange County nearly topped its best day.The numbers are the best estimate of Monday’s totals, as the counties continuously u...
Trump gains among younger black, Latino voters and that's a really good thing
By Duncan SmithOne of the most under-reported political narratives of 2020 is the amount of new support President Donald Trump and Republicans, in general, are getting from minority voters.There’s no question Trump is the draw; he’s the magnet and that’s due in large part to the power of his personality.But clearly, if Trump is polling better, he is the face of the GOP so that has to mean at some level, at least, rising minority support for him will translate into rising minority support for the Republican Party as well.What’s more, as Breitbart News reports, the rising support for Trump (and,...
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4 people showed up to vote in Fort Lauderdale without masks. Here's what happened next
MIAMI — Police responded to an early voting site in Fort Lauderdale on Monday after a poll worker told four voters they couldn’t vote without masks. But after police consulted with Broward County Elections Supervisor Peter Antonacci, the voters were allowed back into the polling place to cast their ballots, still without masks on.At around 12:45 p.m. at Coral Ridge Mall, police were called after a dispute between a poll worker and the group of maskless voters — one man and three women — according to a police report. Initially, police escorted them outside, where the voters claimed they had med...
Editorial: Vote early. It's our best defense against a presidential coup
If you prefer to have the voters rather than the courts decide the presidential election, there is something you can do about it now.Early voting began Monday at many convenient locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Ballots you received in the mail will be accepted at all of them.If you haven’t already voted, this is the opportunity.In the history of our state, there has never been anything more urgent for you to do.Florida has the power to determine not only who the president will be, but whether the American people or the courts will choose him.Vote now, if you don’t want it going to...
Trump Says Biden Will ‘Listen To The Scientists’ & ‘Cancel Christmas’ At Campaign Rally
At his rally in Carson City, Nevada on Saturday, President Donald Trump claimed that if his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, were elected, his coronavirus response would lead to a strict national lockdown. He claimed voters for Biden would surrender their “future to the virus.”“He’ll listen to the scientists,” Trump said. “If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression instead we’re like a rocket ship. Take a look at the numbers.”Trump used Democratic governors as an example of what might happen if Biden were elected, criticizing...
Young Arab American voters aren't the monolithic bloc the US thinks they are
Once she finished conducting field research in the Middle East, Syrian-American Salma Alshami, a Northwestern University doctoral student, came back home to the US. Shortly after, "the FBI showed up at my door," she said.As a demographic, Arab Americans are not only agrowing population but one that significantly identifies as Democrats.When it comes to voting, a US foreign policy favourable to the Middle East is expected to be the backbone of their political engagement, despite a rise in progressive ideals within the Democrats.During this presidential election young Arab Americans intend to ca...
Florida voters get up before dawn — and wait — to vote early
MIAMI — A soggy South Florida day didn’t dampen voter enthusiasm Monday as people arrived at voting centers before dawn — in some cases lining up around the block — to take advantage of the start of early voting in Florida.From Miami to St. Petersburg, people began posting pictures on social media of lines growing around early voting centers even before polls opened at 7 a.m. In stormy South Florida, voters supporting either President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden stood in line wearing ponchos — and masks — and holding umbrellas.More than 2.5 million Floridians have already vote...
Florida voters line up before dawn to vote early
MIAMI — A soggy South Florida morning didn’t dampen voter enthusiasm as people arrived Monday at voting centers before dawn — in some cases lining up around the block — to take advantage of the start of early voting in Florida.From Miami to St. Petersburg, people began posting pictures on social media of lines growing around early voting centers even before polls opened at 7 a.m. In stormy South Florida, voters supporting either President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden stood in line wearing ponchos — and masks — and holding umbrellas.More than 2.5 million Floridians have already ...
NEA kicks off parliamentary elections with online voting portal for Egyptian expats
Egypt’s National Elections Authority, headed by Judge Lashin Ibrahim, Vice President of the Court of Cassation, released on Monday, via the authority’s online portal, ballots for Egyptian expats wishing to vote in this year’s House of Representatives elections.Egyptians living abroad can, for the first time, print their ballots and cast their votes via mail.The Authority noted that eligible voters who did not officially register their data from September 27 to October 10 will not be able to vote.Voters can print their ballots from the website from 9 am to 9 pm (depending on their time zone) on...
Polls close in New Zealand election, counting begins
Polls closed in New Zealand's general election at 7 pm (0600 GMT), as voters wait to see if the ruling Labour Party, led by Jacinda Ardern, will be re-elected for a second term, or if another party will form government.The election, which was delayed a month due to Covid-19, hardly featured in domestic news on Saturday, due to strict regulations on campaigning on election day.New Zealanders are forbidden by law to do anything that might influence or obstruct a vote on election day itself.Instead, voters took to social media to post photos of their dogs at polling stations.Counting of the votes...