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Post-María Voters, Latina Wave and More Election Thoughts

It’s not looking as if the 2018 midterm elections produced a wave of post-María Puerto Rican voters. Preliminary election data show that counties with a large Puerto Ricans population, such as – and especially–  Osceola, underperformed the rest of the state. Voter turnout was very high, about 62 percent for […]


Fresh Faces Win Central Florida Congressional Races

Central Florida will send a number of fresh faces to Congress come January. All are Democrats. They include State Rep. Darren Soto, who will represent Congressional District 9 and is the first Puerto Rican from Florida to head to Congress, a symbol of the growing Puerto Rican electorate. In addition, […]


Early Voting Is Breaking Records

Early voting is breaking records in Florida. And we still have one day to go. “Seminole County already has more votes cast than were cast in the much-remembered 2000 presidential election.  Amazing,” stated Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel in a voting update. As of Saturday morning, nearly 6 million people […]


Election Spurs Yard Signs Feud 1 comment

The lawns in my neighborhood have sprouted about seven Hillary Clinton yard signs. Is it a harbinger of things to come on November 8? Is it an I-dare-you-put-up-a-Trump-sign moment? Is it a stand-your-ground event stating “Enough!” Is it a not-so-secret symbol of Democrat solidarity? The political pendulum in my voting precinct swings […]