Early Voting Turnout Is Just 4 Percent






Early voting turnout was just 4 percent in the August 30 primaries, a figure that was mirrored in the three-county area, according to the Florida Division of Elections’ final figures. The numbers are bound to increase once all primary votes are cast – either early, by mail or in person. Total turnout […]

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Slow Going in Early Voting   Recently updated !






With just days to go before the August 30 primary elections, the early voting is going very slowly for all political parties. As of Friday morning, just 351,488 early voters had cast ballots across the state of Florida, with Republicans slightly ahead (170,102) of Democrats (155,758) according to the Florida Division of […]


Political Hits Keep Coming






The political hits just keep on coming.  It seems that Susannah Randolph’s campaign for Congressional  District 9 is imploding with bad publicity. Then the data dump of Florida Democratic  Party documents is chock-a- block with unsavory details about some local Democrats. First, to Susannah Randolph, who in the last month is […]

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Hispanic Voter Registration Favors Democrats






The numbers are in. How many Hispanics are registered to vote in the August 30 primaries? The figures, calculated by the state Division of Elections, are encouraging. Hispanic voter registration has climbed in all of Florida since the March presidential primary, with Hispanic Democrats up nearly 9 percent, the highest of any major party […]


Election Season Heats Up






The election season is heating up as we close in on the August primaries and march toward the November election, which is less than three months away. Campaign developments are coming fast and furious. Here are some local, state and national campaign notes that caught my eye. Florida GOP Spokesman Resigns Wadi […]

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Puerto Ricans in Denial about Zika






It’s going to be a tough haul fighting the Zika virus. Not only because Congress left town without authorizing additional funds to combat the mosquito-borne virus. Not only because the Obama administration states that it’s almost out of money left over from the Ebola scare to fight Zika. But also because […]


Republicans, Democrats Make Grand Bargains






The Republican and Democratic conventions have wrapped up. Delegates have returned home, balloons have been burst, the convention centers have returned to normal. Where do we go from here? That was a question that Dr. Martin Luther King asked in a 1967 speech about the state of black America, and […]

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Wrapping Up the Democratic National Convention






Here, in order, are  my comments about the Democratic National Convention published in the Orlando Sentinel‘s online Daily Convention Edition. Each day the writers who comprise the Central Florida 100 answered the questions who won, who lost and added a quote or tweet of the day. In another post I’ll analyze more closely […]