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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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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