We follow the latest news on campaigns, early voting and other political news in South Florida and across the country. Return to updates throughout the day.
The president and the extinction of time
President Donald Trump’s Sunday night rally at Opa-locka Airport could end in the midnight COVID-19 shock in Miami-Dade County and Mayor Carlos Gimenez, a Trump supporter. But Gimenez issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying the rally will begin at 9:30 p.m. and end before midnight. Democrats continued to criticize the rally as an insensitive, potentially super-spreading event.
A new story about this situation posted on Sunday afternoon.
One last push home
In addition to South Florida’s “Souls to the Polls” to get the vote, President Donald Trump will hold a rally at 11:30 p.m. at Opa-locka Airport in the hotly contested US presidential election (Trump vs. Joe Biden), Miami-Dade Mayor (Daniella Levine Cava vs. Esteban Bovo) and several seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (current Democrat Donna Shalala v. Republican Maria Elvira Salazar for the 27th District of Congress in Florida, Democrat in function Debbie Mucarsel-Powell vs. Republican Carlos Gimenez for the 26th District of Congress in Florida) arrives in the last two days.
For more, about this story, read here.
I don’t know who should hear this, but if you have a ballot in the mail, don’t put it in the mail. Put it in a box of drops. Or bring it with you to introduce yourself to the survey workers and to vote in person.
– David Smiley (@NewsbySmiley) November 1, 2020
The importance of Miami-Dade for Trump’s re-election hopes
Trump won Florida, despite being targeted at Miami-Dade in 2016. But he hopes a smaller margin of defeat in 2020 will offset possible loss of support in other parts of the state, allowing him to win again. Florida, which would be a major impetus for re-election.
For a closer look at Trump and Miami-Dade, read the full story here.
Kamala Harris of South Florida, while Dems pleads for black voters
Her presence clarifies how important South Florida black community support is to Joe Biden’s hopes of winning Florida, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris appeared at a car rally on FIU’s main campus and made stops in Broward County and Palm Beach.
To read what Harris said as he tried to support a late wave of support, read the full story here.
The president’s path to another “angry” victory
Polls say Trump is heading for defeat on election day. But polls said the same thing in 2016, and his campaign could see how Tuesday could end with another result that goes against the vote.
Who considered the Trump campaign a “hassle” in 2016
Voter ranking and targeting with specific publicity helped Donald Trump win a presidential election in 2016. But who were the voters that the Trump campaign did not consider worth the time or effort to win or discourage voting? ?
The full story, a joint effort with UK Channel 4 news, can be found here.