Stories tagged: "Florida"


Desmond Meade, of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Photo by Scott McIntyre for The Washington Post/Getty Images.
The Fate of Florida — And America — Could Come Down To An Unjust Poll Tax

"I didn't appreciate the vote until I lost my rights as a felon. If they want to stop a bunch of Blacks and Latinos from voting, it must be important."

President Trump Holds First Campaign Rally Since Coronavirus Diagnosis
Trump’s Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They’re Back.

Despite the threat that large, unmasked crowds pose for spreading the virus—not to mention a pattern of coronavirus surges in regions following his events—the president has been adamant about holding more in-person events.

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20 Years After Leaving Venezuela, She Will Finally Vote for the First Time

Becoming a US citizen "was one of the best days of my life," said the new voter who left Venezuela as a child.

A Guide on How to Read Your Florida Ballot

Although the presidential seat is the main interest for many voters, other positions affecting the day-to-day government also deserve consideration.

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Federal Judge Rules Against Extending Florida’s Voter Registration Deadline

The magistrate made the decision even though the system meltdown might have prevented thousands of potential voters from participating in the upcoming elections.

Voting Rights Groups Warn FL Officials to Prepare for Election Day, After Voter Site Crash

"This isn’t something the state couldn’t have predicted...We’ve been trying to tell them for months this was going to happen."

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‘I’m Barely Making It’: Florida Workers Share What It’s Like to Live on Less Than $10 an Hour

“I haven't celebrated my birthday in four years. I haven't been able to take that chance, I just can't risk taking that day off. I’ve had deaths in my family and I can't risk going to the funeral to lose hours.”