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Florida’s COVID-19 cases double in the span of a week

By Amira Sweilem, Florida Today, Dec 18, 2021. COVID-19 cases across Florida more than doubled over the course of a week, according to data released by the Florida Department of Health on Friday. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, Florida had 29,568 COVID-19 cases and 134.6 cases per 100,000; the week prior, Florida had 13,530 COVID-19 cases and

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Voting and registration

If you Vote-by-Mail, read this!

This article is the step-by-step process for voting by mail (VBM). This video is the step-by-step process for filling out the VBM ballot. This Florida Politico article shows what may happen if the above steps are not followed carefully! “More than 35,500 vote-by-mail ballots didn’t count in Florida’s recent primary, rejected because of missed deadlines or technical flaws.”

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Trump may not be a tax fraud, but he is an utter business failure!

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems Writer 2016 versus 2020: what’s different is, in 2016, we didn’t have adequate financial (tax records) information to judge whether or not the President was a successful businessman. In 2016 he convinced many Americans that he would run the country like his successful businesses, and that’s the most critical

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Economic concern from a taxpayer

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer How do we recover from the worst economic crash since the Great Depression? The government has spent trillions of dollars, which ultimately lands on the backs of taxpayers.  Thus far, Trump’s plan is limited to endorsing the idea of payroll-tax reductions, which could threaten Social Security. Tweets about

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The President has a ‘vision’ for U.S. health care! Oh really?

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dem writer Trump’s failure to address the pandemic has been so catastrophic that we recently passed the morbid record of 200,000 deaths and over 7 million infections from COVID-19, the most in the world! Remember how he boasted about ‘downplaying’ the severity of COVID-19, and then gave himself an A+

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Economic recovery and sustainability for “Main Street”

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dem writer Editor’s note: And if you think Wall Street does better under Republican administrations, guess again. Read the historic truth here. This administration believes they can drive a strong recovery by maintaining a commitment to “growth-focused policy,” but our extraordinary economic concerns undermine it. Like millions on Main Street,

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Have you completed your census questionnaire yet?

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts for the 2020 census, including door-knocking measures. Act now; it’s quick and easy, taking less than 10 minutes. Also, it’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to our communities for schools,

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Six weeks – the difference between life or death!

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization Director-General declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern; it’s highest alarm level. From February 7 through March 19, the President held numerous campaign rallies littered with lies about the severity of COVID-19. He made on

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Analysis

Vote-by-Mail: Everything you need to know

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer With coronavirus infections on the rise statewide, a more significant number of Florida voters than ever plan to vote by mail (VBM) November 3rd. If you’ve never taken advantage of this convenient service or are troubled by the claims of potential fraud, please read further. Let’s set the

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Voter fraud: separating fact from fiction-Part 3

By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems writer Editor’s note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Part 1 addressed Voter Participation, and Part 2 addressed Vote Suppression. If you cry wolf too often, people will stop believing you … so goes one of Aesop’s Fables. President Trump’s playbook is a little different: tell a lie,

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Addressing voter suppression-Part 2

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1 addressed Voter Participation, and Part 3 will address Voter Fraud. Stay tuned! By Charles Magoffin, Charlotte County Dems Writer After a surge of voter interest and participation in 2008, vote suppression efforts across the country have been on the rise. More than 30

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Opinion

SUN Viewpoint: Too many candidates will get a free ride

SOURCE: CHARLOTTE SUN – MAY 10, 2020 OUR POSITION: While there is still time to qualify before the June 12 deadline, there are way too many political office holders who will have no opposition this November. The plethora of candidates for office who are set to sail through the election without ever having to put up

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IN 2020 RUN FOR OFFICE EVERYWHERE

NOTE FROM CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM We need Democratic candidates to run for local offices in Charlotte County to provide our community with choices. Charlotte County is served by virtually all Republican elected officials.  We have One-party rule, and like it or not, that party is led by Donald Trump. The majority of registered voters 55%, is split

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FL Unemployment Fails Workers… 250,000+ Rejected to Re-Apply

NOTE FROM CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM:  May 1st, May Day is traditionally an international celebration of labor rights – a time to recognize the plight of working families in our community, our country and around the world. But Florida workers impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic have little to celebrate. Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), who represents Tampa, is

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Pollution on Beach
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Trump’s inexcusable anti-environment agenda.

CHARLOTTEDEMS.COM EDITORIAL NOTE: Recently, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell* tried to excuse the Trump Administration’s lack of response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, because the President was distracted by the Impeachment trial. He said “came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the

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