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2018 Florida Governor

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:51 pm

New York Times
Governor
Democratic Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Andrew Gillum 449,437 33.1%
Gwen Graham 434,451 32.0
Philip Levine 276,585 20.4
Others 197,801 14.6

1,358,274 votes, 79% reporting (4,711 of 5,968 precincts)
Republican Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Ron DeSantis 845,501 56.1% - called by AP
Adam Putnam 556,568 36.9
Bob White 30,195 2.0
Others 74,106 4.9

1,506,370 votes, 79% reporting (4,711 of 5,968 precincts)
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Re: 2018 Florida Governor; Primary August 28

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:01 pm

Naples Daily News
Democrat Andrew Gillum wins Florida primary, could become state’s first black governor

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a progressive Democrat, is one step closer to making Florida history after winning his party's nomination for the gubernatorial race on Tuesday.

Should he win in November, Gillum will be Florida's first black governor.

He'll have to beat Ron DeSantis, a three-term Republican congressman backed by President Donald Trump, in a nationally-watched November general election that will test the president's influence.

Republican primary voters overwhelmingly supported DeSantis in Tuesday's election over Adam Putnam, a 20-year political veteran once considered the front-runner until Trump interjected.
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Miami Herald: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum shocks Democratic rivals, wins nomination for governor
Tampa Bay Times: Andrew Gillum scores stunning victory in Democratic nomination for Florida governor
Vox: Andrew Gillum wins Florida governor primary in upset victory for the left
Daily Beast: Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Primary, Could Become the State’s First African-American Governor
The Hill: Sanders-backed Andrew Gillum wins major upset in Florida Dem gov primary
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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:37 pm

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Re: 2018 Florida Governor; Primary August 28

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Post by NMgirl » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:41 am

I'm a little disturbed that it looks as though Republicans had a bigger turnout than Dems.

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Post by Lani » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:59 am

I noticed that, too.
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Post by NMgirl » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:09 am

Lani wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:59 am
I noticed that, too.
However, doing a little more research, this represents a bigger turnout for FL Dems than has been the case for quite a long time. So :thumbs: Florida Dems. Bring it home in November.

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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:26 am

Politico: Florida governor’s race shocker sets up Trump-fueled showdown

Andrew Gillum for Governor

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Talking Points Memo: Gillum: ‘I’m Not Going To Get Down In The Gutter With DeSantis And Trump’
Tallahassee Democrat: President tweets Andrew Gillum is a 'failed Socialist;' mayor says Trump talk not helpful
The Hill: David Hogg: Gillum's positive message connected to young people in Florida
CNN: Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum: Florida wants a governor who's 'not misogynist, not racist'
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Re: 2018 Florida Governor; Primary August 28

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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:38 am

NMgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:09 am
Lani wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:59 am
I noticed that, too.
However, doing a little more research, this represents a bigger turnout for FL Dems than has been the case for quite a long time. So :thumbs: Florida Dems. Bring it home in November.
I don't know if those numbers represent mail-in votes. Mail-in is very much encouraged this cycle, especially this November. We'll have an eight-page ballot because of all the initiatives and election officials are requesting everyone sign up for vote-by-mail to avoid the big lines those multi-page ballots will cause.

Since republicans tend to wait until election day, I'm hoping they find themselves unprepared for the extensive reading their ballots will require.
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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:47 am

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Trump spars with Andrew Gillum, the surprise Democratic nominee in Florida's governor's race

President Trump and Andrew Gillum, the surprise Democratic winner of Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, exchanged barbs on Wednesday morning, underscoring the role the president is expected to play in a marquee race this fall.

In a morning tweet, Trump attacked Gillum as a “failed Socialist Mayor” and called him the “biggest dream” for Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican whose victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary was propelled by Trump’s endorsement over a more moderate opponent. ...

Trump’s tweet followed closely on the heels of a national television appearance by Gillum, in which he said he does not fear Trump’s expected heavy involvement in the general election — and called for Trump’s impeachment.

“Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are both scraping from the bottom of the barrel,” Gillum said on CNN. “I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor that’s going to bring us together, not divide us, not misogynist, not racists, not bigots.”
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Post by NMgirl » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:08 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:38 am
:snippity:

I don't know if those numbers represent mail-in votes. Mail-in is very much encouraged this cycle, especially this November. We'll have an eight-page ballot because of all the initiatives and election officials are requesting everyone sign up for vote-by-mail to avoid the big lines those multi-page ballots will cause.

Since republicans tend to wait until election day, I'm hoping they find themselves unprepared for the extensive reading their ballots will require.
Do mail-in voters have to provide their own postage?

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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:13 am

NMgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:08 am
Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:38 am
:snippity:

I don't know if those numbers represent mail-in votes. Mail-in is very much encouraged this cycle, especially this November. We'll have an eight-page ballot because of all the initiatives and election officials are requesting everyone sign up for vote-by-mail to avoid the big lines those multi-page ballots will cause.

Since republicans tend to wait until election day, I'm hoping they find themselves unprepared for the extensive reading their ballots will require.
Do mail-in voters have to provide their own postage?
No. The envelope is postage-paid.

It's very simple. You can research your picks while filling out your ballot. They include a privacy folder. Your ballot goes inside the privacy folder and into the envelope. You seal the envelope, print your name on one line, sign on another with the date. You need to make sure your signature hasn't changed significantly because they will check that. I have arthritis so I keep a copy of my voter registration form which I pull and study. I then practice my signature a couple of times before signing the envelope so it's a perfect match.

They suggest, if your signature does change, to fill out a new form. There's even a box to check for people like me whose signatures deteriorate over time.
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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:19 am

I can't believe this just happened.

Oh wait. Yes I can.

On Fox News just now, the new GOP candidate for governor, desantis, just said Florida shouldn't "monkey this up," referring to his opponent, Andrew Gillum.

Oh, it is oooonnn!

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Post by NMgirl » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:25 am

Excellent. Kudos to Florida for making it easier for people to vote by mail. An 8-page ballot for which the voter has to provide postage would have a chilling effect on mail-in voter "turnout." Why didn't Bondi put several spokes in this particular wheel?

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Post by arock » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:01 am

Oregon is mail-in only. Postage not provided, but there are drop boxes for those who don't want to pay postage or who have waited too late to mail the ballot.

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Post by TexasFilly » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:02 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:19 am
I can't believe this just happened.

Oh wait. Yes I can.

On Fox News just now, the new GOP candidate for governor, desantis, just said Florida shouldn't "monkey this up," referring to his opponent, Andrew Gillum.

Oh, it is oooonnn!

He also said Gillum was "articulate." These comments were planned, and it's going to be very very ugly .
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Post by Addie » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:48 pm

Classy.
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Post by Reality Check » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:50 pm

Addie wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Classy.
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Post by Turtle » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:53 pm

Trump needs Desantis and a friendly AG to protect him from any state-level investigations.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:24 pm

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy ... s-election
Republican Ron DeSantis says electing black opponent Andrew Gillum would “monkey this up”

DeSantis’s comments came during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News after winning the primary on Tuesday. While discussing his Democratic opponent, DeSantis also called Gillum “articulate,” a term often used to backhandedly compliment black people whose intelligence seems surprising or out of the ordinary.

Shortly after the remarks, Fox News host Sandra Smith made an on-air statement, saying that “we do not condone this language.” Smith also directed viewers to a statement that DeSantis’s spokesman issued shortly after the interview that attempted to clarify the remarks.

Gillum also responded to the remarks during an appearance on Fox News Wednesday afternoon, saying that the comments showed that “DeSantis was taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump.”

But DeSantis’s comments fit into an extensive history of calling black people monkeys or primates. References to African Americans as apes and monkeys have long been invoked to dehumanize them and justify their treatment as second-class citizens. The trope was heavily used against President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and other members of his White House.
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Post by NotaPerson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:28 pm

Made a donation to Gillum a couple of hours ago.

Doing my part to monkey things up for the GOP. 8-)
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:36 pm

NotaPerson wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Made a donation to Gillum a couple of hours ago.

Doing my part to monkey things up for the GOP. 8-)
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Republican behaving normally...
Trump-backed candidate's 'monkey' comment draws fire in Florida race
Letitia Stein

TAMPA (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Congressman Ron DeSantis came under fire on Wednesday when the President Trump-backed Florida gubernatorial candidate said his state should not “monkey this up” by electing Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is African-American.

Gillum scored a surprise victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for one the United States’ most competitive races for governor. If the 39-year-old Tallahassee mayor wins the Nov. 6 election, he would become the most populous U.S. swing state’s first black governor.

Critics on Wednesday blasted DeSantis, a staunch Donald Trump supporter who won his party’s nomination the previous day, for comments they said had racist undertones.

Interviewed on Fox News, DeSantis said, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases,” after calling Gillum “an articulate” spokesman for far-left views.

Words like “monkey” or “ape” have been used to demean African-Americans and calling a black man “articulate” can be seen as racist.

However, in American colloquial speech, “monkey with” or “monkey around with” can mean handling something carelessly or incorrectly.

Gillum, however, told Fox News his opponent’s “monkey” remark “wasn’t lost on me. It’s very clear that Mr. DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump,” who has been repeatedly criticized for remarks seen by some as racist or racially inflammatory.


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Post by bjd » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:29 am

NMgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:41 am
I'm a little disturbed that it looks as though Republicans had a bigger turnout than Dems.
There are also 3.4 million registered voters in Florida with No Party Affiliation who were unable to vote in Democrat or Republican primary races but many of us will show up with bells on in November. (We got to vote for judges and school board members.)

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:51 am

bjd wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:29 am
NMgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:41 am
I'm a little disturbed that it looks as though Republicans had a bigger turnout than Dems.
There are also 3.4 million registered voters in Florida with No Party Affiliation who were unable to vote in Democrat or Republican primary races but many of us will show up with bells on in November. (We got to vote for judges and school board members.)
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Post by RVInit » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:27 am

bjd wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:29 am
NMgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:41 am
I'm a little disturbed that it looks as though Republicans had a bigger turnout than Dems.
There are also 3.4 million registered voters in Florida with No Party Affiliation who were unable to vote in Democrat or Republican primary races but many of us will show up with bells on in November. (We got to vote for judges and school board members.)
:like: People like me, too. I will be voting for Gillum. It's way past time for a change in the Florida legislature and Governor's mansion. And Pam Bondi - has GOT to go.
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