Democrats worried about Biden’s chances in FL

With 4 days to Election Day 2020, here’s the news that you’ll want to know:

(1) Democrats worried about Biden’s chances in Florida as his 11-point lead drops to just a 3-point lead in just three weeks

 

(2) ballots arriving after Election Day in two battleground states — Pennsylvania and Minnesota — will be separated from the rest; future legal challenges seem expected

 

(3) Pennsylvania county races to distribute ballots after thousands of voters say they haven’t received theirs yet

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Democrats still worried about Biden’s chances in Florida. His 11-point lead has dropped 8 points in 3 weeks.

Democrats are sounding the alarm about weak voter turnout rates in Florida’s biggest county, Miami-Dade, where a strong Republican showing is endangering Joe Biden’s chances in the nation’s biggest swing state. No Democrat can win Florida without a huge turnout and big winning margins here to offset losses elsewhere in the state.” (POLITICO)

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What’s happening:

 

 

  • Some Democrats blame the issues on the Biden campaign’s decision to stop door-to-door campaigning during COVID. Republicans did not do the same, and the Biden campaign later re-started their door-knocking efforts, too.

 

As Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, told POLITICO: “We did not get the kind of funding for different vendors who would do that type of work until late in the campaign.”

 

 

 

What’s at stake:

 

  • Florida has 29 electoral college votes, which makes it a major prize for both campaigns.

 

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Ballots arriving after Election Day in two battleground states — Pennsylvania and Minnesota — will be separated from the rest. Future legal challenges seem expected.

“A panel of federal appellate judges ruled Thursday that ballots that arrive after polls close in Minnesota on Election Day must be segregated from ballots that arrive earlier, suggesting that future rulings could invalidate the late-arriving ballots.” (POLITICO)

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What’s happening

 

 

 

 

What’s at stake:

 

 

  • But this is the first indication of what area those challenges may focus on — and what could be at stake. We’ll continue to bring you updates as these stories develop, on Election Day and after.

Pennsylvania county races to distribute ballots after thousands of voters say they haven’t received theirs yet.

“Of the 40,000 ballots sent out, approximately 21,300 have been returned, but officials claim that thousands of Butler County residents have phoned in or emailed to claim their ballot has yet to arrive. Around 40 people have been tasked with handling the issues, including deputy sheriffs who are delivering ballots to those who are incapable of voting in-person.” (Daily Wire)

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What’s happening:

 

 

  • In response, the county has 40 people working to make sure voters can cast ballots. As Fox News reported, that includes “a triage call center, deputy sheriffs delivering ballots to those who can’t go vote in person, a team checking in the ballots that are getting back to the county, individuals in the lobby of the elections bureau taking ballots that are being hand-delivered and senior county staff pitching in as well.”

 

 

What’s at stake:

 

  • First, and most important, eligible voters must be able to vote! The county’s major effort to make sure affected voters are able to cast ballots is the only good news in this story.