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  • Two sections of First Coast Expressway construction behind schedule

    12/07/2016 11:00:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | December 6, 2016 | Teresa Stepzinski
    Construction of two of the three sections of the multi-lane First Coast Expressway running through Clay County and neighboring Northeast Florida communities is behind schedule, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials, who cited a variety of factors for the delays. The expressway is a limited access toll facility is touted by elected officials and economic development authorities in Clay as being a gateway to new residential and commercial economic growth, which translates into an increased tax base. When completed, the expressway will span 46.5 miles. It be a connecting road outside of the existing Interstate 295 Loop between Interstate...
  • Florida Marathon Runner Gets Lost, Goes Missing for 12 Hours

    12/06/2016 2:43:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Melissa Kitcher ended up six to seven miles off course — with no phoneMelissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off the trail during the Trail Hog Half-Marathon at the Carlton Reserve near Venice in Sarasota County, Florida. "I kept thinking to myself, 'Wow, how do people run these trails? I can't even walk them,'" she said. "When I hit the power lines I said, 'Yes I'm definitely way off course. I'm lost.'" But...
  • Voters Sue Demanding Florida Recount, Believe Clinton Won

    12/06/2016 1:27:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 12/06/16 | Ronn Blitzer
    Three voters in Florida filed a lawsuit in state court seeking a recount of the votes in November’s presidential election. The voters claim that Hillary Clinton really won Florida, but problems including hacking, faulty voting machines, and voters being turned away from the polls led to a Trump victory. They sued Governor Rick Scott, Donald Trump, State Attorney General Pamela Bondi, and 29 Republican presidential electors in the state. The lawsuit, filed by law firm Clint Curtis & Associates, demands a hand recount of every paper ballot in the state. In a press release, the firm said that in addition...
  • Orlando Attorney Files Lawsuit Contesting Florida Presidential Election

    12/06/2016 10:34:45 AM PST · by xienon · 60 replies ^ | 12/6/2016 | WFLA Web Staff
    They are coming out of the woodwork. This along with the recounts in other states and the Texas elector... ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has joined the list of states where voters have contested the results of the presidential election and requested a hand recount of paper ballots. A lawsuit has been filed by attorneys from Clint Curtis & Associates in the 2nd Circuit Court in Leon County. The complaint asserts that if the presidential votes had been counted properly, Hillary Clinton would have won in Florida and received the states’ 29 electoral votes. The lawsuit calls into question the...
  • Group Sues to Demand Florida Election Recount

    12/05/2016 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Protect Our Elections, a liberal-leaning group based in Washington, D.C., says more than 160,000 votes in Florida weren't counted during last month's presidential election. The group claims each of those votes matters a great deal because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 112,911 votes in the Sunshine State. Trump won by roughly 1.5 percent, a margin high enough to avoid the state's automatic-recount provisions. But last Friday, Protect Our Elections sued the state to contest the election, possibly throwing President-elect Trump's transition into an even greater state of turmoil. For the past 30 days, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein...
  • Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote (Flashback 2001)

    12/04/2016 10:30:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2001 | y FORD FESSENDEN and JOHN M. BRODER
    A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward. Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr....
  • Third Party Candidate To File Suit Against Florida Election Officer

    12/04/2016 9:25:45 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2016 | PHILLIP STUCKY
    Independent president Roque De La Fuenta announced he plans to sue the Florida Secretary of State, as well as the Broward County Supervisor of Elections for election fraud Monday, according to an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. De La Fuente cites a sworn letter from a Broward County election volunteer that reveals election officials filled in blank absentee ballots in a locked room, a behavior the campaign calls highly suspicious. De La Fuente is suing to expose a current hole in Florida election law, namely that officials don’t monitor closely for potential voter fraud unless the election...
  • (Vanity) Dade County Election Results (Hillary + 80,000 over Obama)?

    12/04/2016 8:19:32 PM PST · by Paddy Irish · 32 replies
    How did Hillary get 82,000 more votes in Miami-Dade than Obama got in 2012? It makes no sense. Hillary did slightly better than Obama in white college towns and small city state capitals, and in Atlanta and California, and that's about it. I'm talking about raw votes. This NY Times page has an option for 2012 vs 2016 on the left, it's really fascinating. It's the one that says "change from 2012". I've been going over and over it and there are some weird things at the county level.
  • Lawsuit filed to force Florida recount

    12/03/2016 8:52:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 106 replies
    Palmer Report ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Bill Palmer
    Yesterday a federally registered nonprofit election entity launched a fundraiser to cover the court costs of a lawsuit it intended to file in the name of forcing a statewide recount in the narrowly decided state of Florida. The attorney fees were fully crowdfunded within a matter of hours. And today the attorney in question announced that he has officially filed the lawsuit in question, creating at least some possibility that a Florida recount may happen. Florida state law prohibits any candidate from requesting a recount, meaning that third party candidate Jill Stein cannot force a recount in the state even...
  • Woman Begs For Forgiveness During Fatal DUI Sentencing

    12/02/2016 7:48:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A 25-year-old FIU graduate, who pled guilty in a deadly DUI crash, begged for forgiveness from her victims’ families before accepting her 5-year prison term. Video at site.
  • The Greek Sponge Divers of Florida

    12/02/2016 10:39:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    And that is how real sponges arrived in fancy bath stores and were sold in beautiful packaging “Give me a word and I will show you that it comes from Greek.” —Mr. Portokalis, character in “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding” Having experienced the excruciating ear pain from failure to equalize the pressure change underwater, I am in awe of any scuba diver who goes underwater to explore the depths of our oceans or, as is the case of pearl divers, to find exquisite pearls that adorn rare and expensive jewels. There are submersibles that operate at depths of 6,500 feet...
  • Veteran's home vandalized, torched [VIDEO]

    11/30/2016 11:30:36 PM PST · by · 10 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | Posted:Nov 29 2016 09:53AM EST Updated:Nov 30 2016 08:22AM EST | Lloyd Sowers
    PLANT CITY (FOX 13) - There are lots of questions surrounding a fire that gutted a home on Johnson Street in Plant City overnight. Along with heavy damage, anti-Trump graffiti was sprayed on the house, inside and out. The family who lives there was spending the night with relatives, but Navy veteran Matthew Smith says his home was targeted because he is a Donald Trump supporter. "It's not what I expected out of America," says Smith. "It should be us figuring problems out together." Veteran's home vandalized, torched Smith flies three flags in front of his house: the American...
  • Crowds flood streets of Miami's Little Havana to cheer Castro's death

    11/26/2016 3:23:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 26/11/16 | Laura Smith-Spark and Jose Manuel Rodriguez
    Joyous partying intermixed with footage of people acting sad in Cuba.
  • Trump's secret supports come clean now that the election is over

    11/26/2016 6:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News Chief ^ | November 26, 2016 | James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau
    ORLANDO — Along the Interstate 4 corridor in the heart of Florida, the biggest swing region in the nation's biggest swing state, Donald Trump had a lot of backers. Many of them kept their enthusiasm to themselves. "I was guarded," Carol Foushi, a retired nurse, told a McClatchy reporter at the Millenia Mall in Orlando, a few miles from her home near Disney World. "People were passionate. They wanted Hillary; they wanted the first woman president. It was more for historic than for personal reasons." Her husband, John Foushi, used gallows humor in explaining his vote for the New York...
  • Donald Trump's Thanksgiving Dinner Featured 24 Dishes

    11/26/2016 12:37:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | November 25, 2016 | Jason Cumming, NBC News
    You thought you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie were just the beginning as President-elect Donald Trump dined with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Their festive feast included six choices of main courses and eight different desserts — including "three-layer Trump chocolate cake." Here's what else was on the soon-to-be first family's menu. Mar-a-Lago Chilled Seafood Display Large Florida Stone Crabs Oysters on the Half Shell Jumbo Shrimp Middle Neck Clams From the Garden Mr. Trump's Wedge Salad Farm-Fresh Deviled Eggs....
  • Naked woman swims to fountain in the middle of a lake, is escorted back to shore

    11/24/2016 3:21:20 PM PST · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    The State ^ | 11/24/2016 | CHABELI HERRERA
    What’s Thanksgiving without some skinny dipping? A woman in South Florida kicked off the holiday just that way: with a naked swim to a fountain in a lake in Lauderhill. Lauderhill Fire Rescue found her Thursday morning in a crab walk position on top of the fountain, according to the department’s Twitter account. The woman was found in the lake inside the Waterford Park apartment complex at 7525 NW 44th Street. Divers assisted her in getting back to shore. Officials said the woman was not injured, but was potentially under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to NBC 6...
  • Inside the VERY flashy Mar-a-Lago resort where Trump is spending the holidays surrounded [tr]

    11/24/2016 5:26:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Donald Trump and his wife Melania are spending the Thanksgiving holiday at the business mogul's Mar-a-Lago resort.  Trump bought the estate for $10million in 1985 for his then wife Ivana. The resort was developed in the 1920s for heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.  After he acquired the resort, Trump redeveloped the main house and created his own private quarters - decked out in gold.
  • Moronic Florida Woman Opens Fire On Guests For Dumbest Reason Ever

    11/23/2016 3:30:28 PM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A Florida woman was arrested Monday after she opened fire on her house guests, whom she believed had overstayed their welcome, deputies said. Alana Savell, 32, was booked into a panhandle jail on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. Savell told deputies that the woman and her friend had come over to hang out, began drinking and were “getting too loud.” Savell said she didn’t want them in her house anymore, so she started shooting at their feet.That sounds sane and reasonable… says no one ever. Investigators said Savell’s boyfriend told them he has instructed her that...
  • The State Level Pension Crisis: Jacksonville, Florida Edition

    11/23/2016 10:10:07 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    American Spectator, the ^ | 18 November 2016
    Jacksonville’s unfunded pension obligations have blown a hole in the city’s finances and straddled residents of Florida’s most populous city with billions of dollars in debt and no ready way to pay it. Two years ago, Jacksonville city officials reported no pension debt on the city’s annual financial statements. A year later, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board required cities and states to report the bulk of their pension obligations on their balance sheets. With no material change in Jacksonville’s retirement system, $2.5 billion of debt appeared on its new list of liabilities. A new analysis by Truth in Accounting, a...
  • Lap of luxury: Donald Trump's trips to Palm Beach bring attention to wealthy Florida enclave...

    11/23/2016 6:52:22 AM PST · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/22 | ap
    With Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort for Thanksgiving, it isn't the first time a president-elect has used Palm Beach as his vacation refuge. John F Kennedy's family estate, known during his term as the Winter White House, is seven miles north at the other end of Ocean Drive. Like Kennedy's visits, Trump's trips to Palm Beach will bring increased attention, some unwanted, to this wealthy enclave of about 10,000 people, a number that triples in the winter. ..... The attempt on Kennedy's life Domestic terrorism nearly claimed Kennedy in December 1960, a month before he took office. Richard Pavlick,...
  • Trump supporters cheer motorcade as he touches down in Palm Beach for Thanksgiving w/ family

    11/22/2016 7:00:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    Donald Trump's motorcade was cheered on by supporters Tuesday night as it carried the President-elect and his family to his Mar-a-Lago estate for their annual Thanksgiving celebration there. He had been seen around 7pm touching down in Palm Beach International Airport, where Melania and youngest son Barron were also spotted stepping down onto the tarmac. RNC chairman Reince Priebus is also making his way to the feast, according to Trump's press pool. Southern Boulevard was shut down, along with the I-95 and a number of other intersecting roads, while the motorcade made its way to Trump's estate, according to Palm...
  • FL: CCW Permit Holder Shoots Suspect, Saves Officer

    11/20/2016 5:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A person with a concealed carry permit shot a man who was attacking a police officer in Florida. The officer had stopped the man for extreme speeding.  One witness said the vehicle was traveling on the shoulder past full lanes of slow moving traffic, at 120 mph.  The chase and shooting occured on 14 November, 2016, at about 9 a.m. After both cars were stopped, the suspect jumped the officer and managed to get on top, beating the officer severely.   From Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started,...
  • FL gun shop donates gun to good Samaritan who shot deputy’s attacker

    11/18/2016 12:34:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | Jennifer Cruz
    The good Samaritan who shot and killed another man who was brutally beating a Lee County sheriff’s deputy on an Estero, Florida, highway Monday morning now has a new gun thanks to a Fort Myers gun shop. Deputy Dean Bardes initiated a traffic stop after Edward Strother blew past him at a high rate of speed. But when Strother eventually stopped, he exited the vehicle and attacked Bardes, threw him violently to the ground and repeatedly punched him. When the good Samaritan came upon the scene, he stopped his vehicle and exited with his gun drawn. The man warned Strother...
  • Starbucks Customer Yells at Employees, Claims Discrimination Because of Trump Support

    11/17/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Nov 17, 2016
    A heated confrontation between a South Florida Starbucks customer and several employees is drawing national attention – and showing the continuing tension across the country since the election of Donald Trump. The viral video taken from the coffee shop across from the University of Miami campus on U.S. 1 in Coral Gables shows David Sanguesa arguing with a barista behind the counter, calling her "trash" and saying "Trump, Trump. You lost" while demanding his money back before again calling her "garbage" and "plain trash." A different employee confronted Sanguesa, who claimed he was discriminated against because he is white and...
  • Florida Supreme Court Spares 2 Double-Murderers From Death

    11/17/2016 7:11:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Nov 17, 2016
    Two double-murderers were spared execution Thursday after years on death row when the Florida Supreme Court ordered both to be re-sentenced to life without parole. In one case, the justices decided that death would amount to unequal punishment; In the other, they said mitigating factors should have ruled out execution. Robert McCloud, 35, faced capital punishment for the 2009 murders of Tamiqa Taylor, 26, and Dustin Freeman, 23, who were killed while McCloud and three other men tortured and robbed Wilkins Merlin, a known drug dealer, according to court documents. The group ransacked Merlin's house, taking about $5,000 in cash,...
  • Florida Open Carry is Coming: Roadblock Removed

    11/17/2016 9:07:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A primary obstacle to Florida open carry has been removed. The person who was blocking open carry in Florida was Senator Diaz de la Portilla (R) of Miami Dade.  Senator Portilla refused to let the open carry bill out of committee in 2015.  Then he repeated the performance in 2016. The bill had passed the Miami House by an overwhelming margin, and had a large majority support in the Senate. From And yet he singlehandedly has killed in the Legislature this year bills that would allow concealed carry permit holders to openly carry firearms, to carry them on...
  • GOP Governors Gather Amid Push for Disruptive Change (Reconstructive)

    11/15/2016 12:41:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | November 15, 2016 | AP
    US News- The nation's Republican governors are ..... meeting in battleground Florida with an unexpected opportunity: a president-elect of their own party with political IOUs to pay, perhaps the projects the party's heads of the states prefer. Donald Trump owes no governor more than Walker, the onetime rival ... ended up endorsing the billionaire and whose state had been thought to be a Democratic firewall. AP - ... many of them see as an opportunity for "disruptive" changes to wrest power from Washington and rework health care.... Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said ......
  • Armed Bystander Guns Down Criminal Suspect Attacking Cop

    11/15/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A passerby carrying a concealed weapon shot and killed a criminal suspect who was attacking a sheriff’s deputy in Estero, Fla. Deputy Dean Bardes was pursuing a fleeing suspect in a 100 mph car chase down Interstate 75 when the suspect abruptly stopped, exited his car, and attacked Bardes after he did the same, acording to local WINK News. The suspect, whom the deputy says was armed, got the better of Bardes, who began crying for help. “The officer opened his door, and the guy got out and ran out and grabbed the officer out of his car and started...
  • Ex-Con Arrested For Ramen Noodle Attack On His Boyfriend

    11/15/2016 7:14:58 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 35 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/14/2016 | Staff
    A Florida man was arrested for domestic battery after striking his live-in boyfriend with a cup of ramen noodles, police report.
  • We’re Looking at a New Divide Within the Hispanic Community’

    11/15/2016 2:18:51 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | BY MARCELA VALDES NOV. 15, 2016
    (Snip) The Latino vote in Florida upended the Clinton campaign’s strategy, and what we thought we knew about where politics is headed. Chalk it up to a kind of cynical Latina wariness, but I never felt convinced that Hillary Clinton would win the general election. Yet as reports poured in about the historic number of Latinos lining up to vote early in Miami, I felt 100 percent certain that the state would remain blue. After all, Cuban-American members of Congress like Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen had refused to endorse Trump. In October, following the “Access Hollywood” scandal, Ros-Lehtinen called...
  • Rise of 'ghost gun' kit makers seen in central Florida

    11/13/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 84 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    Companies that make kits which allow buyers to assemble military-style, semi-automatic rifles at home have sprung up in recent years in at least one central Florida county, alarming some in law enforcement. These so-called "ghost gun" kits have become popular with firearms rights activists because the parts have no serial number or other markings, making them untraceable. Ghost guns can be purchased online from thousands of different websites without a background check. It's legal because of the way the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives defines a firearm. Under the law, no manufacturer-stamped serial number is needed if...
  • CNN Investigates Why Latinos In Florida Voted For Trump: "Silent Majority Has Won"

    11/11/2016 12:17:28 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-11-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Randi Kaye goes to a Cuban diner in Orlando to get the Latino reaction to a Trump victory. CNN found that Latinos in Florida have a problem with people illegally entering the country, one legal immigrant said, "I came through the front door." One person interviewed expressed excitement for a border wall while another and declared "the silent majority" has won. The stunned CNN anchor said Florida Latinos "loved that he isn't politically correct." "The bottom line is that they broke the law. When I came to this country, I came through the front door," Juan Torres, a Trump...
  • FNC’s Juan Williams Attacks Pro-Trump Cuban-American Voters — ‘Not Comfortable With a Woman [tr]

    11/10/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-panelists Kimberly Guilfoyle and Juan Williams reacted to the minorities, particularly in the state of Florida, that had voted for President-elect Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election. Guilfoyle noted out Trump had outperformed these voter compared then-GOP presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in the 2012 presidential, to which Williams suggested it might have something to do with those voters being “not comfortable with a woman as a leader.”
  • A.J. Delgado: Florida ‘in the Bag’ for Trump; Latino Vote Responding to Anti-Corruption Message

    11/08/2016 5:56:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 8, 2016 | John Hayward
    A.J. Delgado, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, checked in with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on the Election Day edition of Breitbart News Daily. A native of Florida, Delgado said she has always been confident Trump would carry the state. “It’s always been in the bag. Mr. Trump is beloved in his second home state, as it were, and the Cuban-American community in particular has really risen in its support of him, especially in the past couple of months, thanks to Mr. Trump’s efforts, directly engaging with the community, and visiting with the Cuban-American community in Miami – as well...
  • Marco Rubio Wins Re-election in Florida Senate Race

    11/08/2016 5:15:17 PM PST · by Kevin C · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/8/2016 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    MIAMI — Senator Marco Rubio, who stumbled badly in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination and then jumped back into the race for his Senate seat, was re-elected on Tuesday to a second term.
  • Reports: Mentally Ill Voters Being Used As Pawns In Florida

    11/08/2016 4:04:20 PM PST · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 8, 2016 | Caleb Ecarma
    The voter fraud allegations in Broward County, Fla. continued today, as this morning a sworn affidavit was released stating dozens of mentally-ill or mentally incapacitated voters have had their ballots effectively filled out by individuals claiming to assist them. Florida Republican operative Lauren Cooley first broke the story on Twitter earlier today. The affiant is a poll watcher, certified by the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, and states that these incidents have been ongoing at the North West Regional Library polling location in Coral Springs, Fla. since early voting began on Oct. 24.
  • 2016 General Election: NDN unscientific exit poll results (Naples, FL)

    11/08/2016 1:01:33 PM PST · by America_Right · 41 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | 8 Nov 2016 | Unknown
    The Naples Daily News is asking residents how they voted at polling precincts Tuesday in Collier and south Lee counties.
  • Florida Trump volunteer pepper-sprays Clinton supporter who shouted at her outside polling site

    11/08/2016 11:51:45 AM PST · by Chuckster · 19 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8 November 2016 | TOBIAS SALINGER
    A Florida Trump volunteer said she pepper-sprayed a Clinton supporter who got in her face and responded to the spray by knocking her down. Jupiter police were investigating after Donna Tatlici said Tom Garrecht screamed at her that he didn't need anyone's help with his vote outside the Jupiter Community Center, WPBF-TV reported. Investigators said the fight happened when he walked outside from voting around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. VIDEO
  • Florida Thread - Post Anecdotal Reports of Voter Turnout Here.

    11/08/2016 6:43:55 AM PST · by CWW · 123 replies
    Vanity Press ^ | 11-08-2016 | cww
    Please post you anecdotal turnout observations here for Florida. Include your location and how it compares to 2012.
  • Florida Early Vote Final Update, 11/08/2016

    11/08/2016 4:50:41 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 91 replies
    11/08/2016 | self
    Here are the final 2012 vs 2016 early vote totals. 2012 (ballots cast, not yet counted) Absentee Ballot - REPs led by 79,000 In-Person Early Voting - DEMs led by 247,000 Combined Early voting - DEMs led by 168,000 Obama won Florida in 2012 by 74,000 votes 2016 (ballots cast, not yet counted) Absentee Ballot - REPs lead by 64,592 In-Person Early Voting - DEMs lead by 154,694 Combined Early voting - DEMs lead by 90,102 The DEM lead has been reduced from 168,000 in 2012 early voting to 90,102 in 2016. That is an improvement of 78,000. That wipes...
  • A College-Educated Female Democrat for Trump Explains Why: We Need Better

    11/07/2016 12:34:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | November 7, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Amy in Fort Myers, Florida, up next. I'm glad you waited. Great to have you here. Hello. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Thanks for having me on your show. I love it. I just wanted to prove your point. I'm a female, college-educated mom of five, deplorable Democrat who voted for Trump here in Florida. My vote already is in. We need better. RUSH: You are a college-educated -- CALLER: Yes. RUSH: -- female deplorable, you're Democrat voting for Trump. Why are you voting for Trump? CALLER: I voted for policy. I didn't vote for personality. I also didn't...
  • CBS News [YouGov] 2016 Battleground Tracker Florida, November 2-4, 2016, (Interesting Internals)

    11/07/2016 8:03:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | Nov 5, 2016 | YouGov
  • Trafalgar Florida poll Trump +4

    11/07/2016 9:43:16 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 28 replies ^ | 11/07/2017 | Trafalgar Group
    Which candidate do you think most of your neighbors are voting for? Trump +18 Southeast Florida seems to be the only problem. Trump leads in every other region

    11/07/2016 9:16:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 153 replies ^ | 11/07/2016 | STAFF
  • New Florida Poll and interesting analysis [Trump 49.7%, Hillary 46.1%]

    Interesting poll linked on Drudge. The crosstabs show Trump getting 26.22% of black vote, 40.71 of Latino vote, and 48% of Asian vote and almost 50% of female vote!
  • Powered by South Florida, state's early turnout hits 50 percent

    11/07/2016 7:37:03 AM PST · by Armando Guerra · 58 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/7/2016 | Steve Bousquet
    Powered by a record-setting torrent of last-minute early voters in traditional Democratic strongholds, Florida's pre-election turnout reached 6.4 million Monday, by far the largest of any state. That's an all-time Florida record and equivalent to about half of the state's electorate of 12.9 million voters.
  • Latest Florida Polls: Donald Trump Closer to POTUS, According To Recent Numbers

    11/07/2016 8:27:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | November 7, 2016 | Effie Orfanides
    The latest Florida polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a dead heat just one day before the general election. According to CBS News, the presidential nominees are tied in Ohio and in Florida, two key battleground states that will help determine who becomes the next POTUS. Trump has trailed previously in these states, though not by much, but the latest polls indicate that both states could end up going red on Tuesday. “In Ohio and Florida the races are tight and the trend line is toward Donald Trump. Trump has the narrowest of leads — up one point...
  • Three reasons African-Americans are voting in record numbers for Republicans this year

    11/07/2016 5:47:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | November 6, 2016 | John Philip Souza IV
    Here’s the astonishing truth the media’s not talking about and Democrats refuse to believe — Donald Trump is getting more than double, and sometimes more than triple, the black vote Romney got 4 years ago. Recent polling by Remington Research shows Trump getting 22% in Florida, Romney got 5 percent. In North Carolina, Trump’s getting 19%, Romney got 4 percent. Trump’s getting 22% of black voters in Wisconsin compared with Romney’s 6% 4 years ago. And in Pennsylvania, Trump scores an astounding 29% against Romney’s 7% share in 2012. Nationally, Romney received less than 7% of the black vote in...
  • Trump in Sarasota FL

    11/07/2016 7:02:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    November 6,2016 | Hojczyk
    Would have gone but just learned about it People lining up at six in the morning
  • Nate Silver Projects Trump Will Win Florida

    11/06/2016 7:13:23 PM PST · by GilGil · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2016 | Phillip Stucky
    Political statistician Nate Silver officially projected that Republican nominee Donald Trump will win the highly influential swing state of Florida, according to an analysis published Sunday. Trump has a 52 percent chance of winning Florida, compared to only a 48 percent chance for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the polls-only forecast published on 538. Trump made incredible progress in the state, coming up from a 22 percent chance as of Oct. 15. Clinton has fallen from a 78 percent chance of winning the state since Oct. 15.