Stop the Sarasota fish farm project!

Kampachi Farms, LLC, proposes the installation of Velella Epsilon, a pilot demonstration project consisting of 20,000 Almoco jack (80,000 lbs at harvest) within a net pen approximately 45 miles WSW of Sarasota, FL and generally down current of Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties coastline.  Noted environmentalist and Indivisible member Dr. Richard Whitman, has studied the proposed project and presented…

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of FL stands by Trump in doubts “about the veracity of this election.”

By Issac Morgan -November 11, 2020, Florida Phoenix While President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio supports President Donald Trump taking legal action to challenge voting results in the 2020 presidential election. “At the core of our republic, its legitimacy comes from people’s confidence in the elections,” Rubio, a Republican, told Fox…

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Florida Gov. DeSantis’s new data analyst: An anti-mask sports blogger pushing coronavirus conspiracies

By Katie Shepherd, Washington Post writer, Nov 11, 2020 When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) needed a new mind to join the state’s team of data analysts, many of whom have been working to monitor the coronavirus pandemic, he turned to an unlikely candidate. Last week, Kyle Lamb, a little-known sports blogger who moonlights as an anti-masker, announced he had been hired to…

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Biden has ambitious plans to curb the coronavirus. But they could face big hurdles in a divided country and Congress.

His first order of business will be to call Republican and Democratic governors to urge them to adopt mask mandates and communicate the importance of social distancing. By  Yasmeen Abutaleb and Laurie McGinley, Washington Post, Nov 7, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden made his election bid a referendum on President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But as he inherits…

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Not the time to relax pandemic precautions

Editor’s note: our local newspaper takes a positive stand on mask wearing Charlotte Sun editorial, Nov 7,2020 Within the last couple of weeks we have: • seen the number of COVID-19 cases set daily and weekly records nationally, and in more than half the states; • seen the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revise…

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We can exhale now!

By Sarah Lewerenz, Attorney at Law and Charlotte County Dems writer Now we can breathe. Now we can celebrate. Now we are headed in a better direction. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were tough, even with the incredible Steve Kornacki at the big board assuring us there were millions and then thousands of votes yet to…

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Election offers a chance at a fresh start

Editor’s note: Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris! Our local paper offered us all some good advice on how to move forward to heal and unify America for the many challenges ahead. Charlotte Sun editorial, Nov 5, 2020 Here we are, days after a momentous election, with some results final, some not and…

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A BIG Thank You!

By Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democrats Chair At last, the relentless flood of text messages, phone calls, advertisements and yard signs all reminding us to vote has trickled to a halt. I don’t know about you, but every time I got one of those messages about how important my vote was, I really didn’t mind.…

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Election results for Florida and Charlotte County

By Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems writer  Per www.charlottevotes.com 117,084 votes from 152,160 eligible voters were tabulated in Charlotte County as of 7:40 am on November 4th.  This represents a 76.95% turnout, matching the 2016 election result.  31,063 Democratic, 58,084 Republican, 25,778 NPA and 2,159 other party registration persons voted. Sadly, Democratic candidates across the…

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Where to find election results

As the 2020 election cycle comes to a close and we all eagerly anticipate results in every race, Charlotte County Dems want to provide you with a few resources that we think you might find useful over the coming days and possibly weeks: https://floridaelectionwatch.gov/How Long Will Vote Counting Take? Estimates and Deadlines in All 50…

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No one mocks Trump like Barack Obama

Opinion by  Jennifer Rubin , Washington Post Columnist on Oct. 28, 2020 Former president Barack Obama is traveling to swing states to make the case for the Democratic presidential ticket, but his most effective contribution is in exposing and mocking President Trump’s inanities. Obama does not deploy goofy slurs or conspiracy theories; instead, he reminds…

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