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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 […]


Early Voting Turnout Is Just 4 Percent 1 comment






Early voting turnout is 4 percent in the August 30 primaries, a figure that was mirrored in the three-county area, according to the Florida Division of Elections’  figures released August 28. The numbers are bound to increase once all primary votes are cast – either early, by mail or in person. Total turnout […]


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 […]