Fresh from a debate tangle with former Vice President Joe Biden last night, President Donald Trump made a double stop in the Sunshine State today. He’s holding a rally this evening in Pensacola. Earlier in the day, he visited one of his most supportive Florida strongholds, The Villages in Central Florida. But before the President arrived, Capital Reporter Steve Bousquet made his own visit to the sprawling retirement community. There he found that not everyone who calls The Villages home is riding the Trump Train.
There’s been record voter turnout across the country so far in this presidential election. More than 4.7 million ballots have already been cast in Florida with ten days still to go before Election Day. The current pace seems guaranteed to break records for the highest voter turnout in the state’s history. Blaise Gainey reports elections experts have been assuring voters that this will not be a repeat of the 2000 presidential election, which ended in lawsuits and recounts.
It’s been one hundred years since women won the right to vote in the United States. Now experts say women are likely to be a deciding factor in this year’s presidential election. Regan McCarthy has that story.
Residents of long-term care facilities may have trouble voting this year, as WGCU’s Cary Barbor reports.
Visit Florida forecasts big trouble for the global tourism industry. The public/private marketing partnership wants the Sunshine State to get ahead of any negative curve. And local tourism agencies are catering to those itching to travel. More on that from Robbie Gaffney.
Governor Ron DeSantis says COVID-19 concerns shouldn’t be a reason for school closures. But, as Ryan Dailey reports, DeSantis also acknowledges that decision falls on local school districts.
Voters in Bay and Gulf Counties will head to the polls for the first time this weekend. Valerie Crowder reports a slow Hurricane Michael recovery will make in-person voting look slightly different in those counties during this year’s presidential election.