10 Reasons to Vote Blue

Written by Jess C., a Charlotte County resident who enjoys writing horror short stories in her free time. This year was the first time I voted. I’ve had various reasons for not voting previously, ranging from feeling apathetic to clueless and overwhelmed with how to fill out the ballot. That changed this time around. If…

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Disposable Seniors

By Sue Busko, as published in Medium, Oct. 25, 2020 Co-conspirators in the War on Boomers I admit I grew bored with all the declarations of war over the last five decades. There was the War on Poverty (a nice idea, but have you noticed the lines at the food banks?) Then there was the…

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Trump’s America in 2024

Washington Post Opinion by the Editorial Board on Oct. 23, 2020 Many people may find it hard to understand, but just over a week before the election, some voters remain undecided. To them we would say: A vote for a second Trump term is a vote for an America in decline and an American democracy in danger.…

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Trump’s newest executive order could prove one of his most insidious

Opinion by the Washington Post Editorial Board on Oct. 23, 2020 President Trump’s newest executive order, signed without fanfare this week, could prove one of his most insidious. The directive from the White House, issued late Wednesday, sounds technical: creating a new “Schedule F” within the “excepted service” of the federal government for employees in policymaking roles, and…

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State house candidates don’t agree on much

By Betsy Calvert, Charlotte Sun Staff Writer, Oct 25, 2020 The two candidates for Charlotte County’s seat in the state house of representatives disagree on many topics, including expanding Medicaid for the poor and limiting local authority on key policies. Both incumbent Rep. Michael Grant and his opponent David Jones, agree, however, with a focus…

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The final debate

Analysis by David Leonhardt, NY Times, Oct 23, 2020 Last night’s presidential debate felt much more normal than this year’s first one. The candidates interrupted each other only occasionally rather than constantly. They argued about big policy issues like the coronavirus, foreign policy and more. But the debate wasn’t normal by the standards of nearly…

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Boomer under the bus

By Sue Busko as published on October 18 on Medium.com Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation… What an interesting juxtaposition — Governor Ron DeSantis promising to deliver Florida to Trump at the same time both he and the President prepare to throw seniors under the bus. Indeed, it may well be the senior vote, the aging boomers…

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Virtual slate card aids your voting decisions

2020 Sample Ballot Democratic Party President and Vice President __X_ Joseph R Biden            Kamala D. Harris Representative of Congress District 17 __X_ Allen Ellison State Representative District 75 __X_ David G. Jones State Senator District 23 __X_ Katherine Norman Clerk of the Court – no opinion Sheriff – no opinion Airport Authority – no…

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Voter intimidation threats sent to Florida Dems via email

Oct 22nd update: Iran is the source of threatening, faked emails sent to voters, said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, and Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, in an announcement from the bureau’s headquarters. A widespread but ineffective effort at intimidating Florida Democratic voters has occurred.  Specifically, voters are receiving the following email…

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Democrats will not be intimidated

Gross exaggeration, outright fabrication and voter intimidation are at the center of the effort to re-elect the president. Many Charlotte County Democratic voters have received a threatening email supposedly from “Proud Boys” as an attempt to intimidate them. At one of the County’s polling locations, voters have been shouted at and vehicles with Trump flags…

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