Former Miami-Dade mayor, now GOP congressman says he’ll vote with ‘conscience’ Jan. 6
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the election. They’ve pledged to reject the results when Congress meets Jan. 6 to count the Electoral College votes and to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. With the talk of that effort, former Miami-Dade County mayor and newly elected Republican congressman Carlos Gimenez says he is undecided. The Republican coalition acknowledges that they are unlikely to change the results of the election. RELATED: Protestors demand Sen. Marco Rubio reject Electoral College votes
Photos: This is what ‘stop the count’ protests look like across the country
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Trump supporters gather for a demonstration outside the TCF Center on Nov. 6, 2020 in Detroit. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Trump supporters gather for a demonstration outside the TCF Center on Nov. 6, 2020 in Detroit. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Supporters of President Trump hold signs and chant slogans during a protest outside the Philadelphia Convention Center. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Supporters of President Trump yell at a counter protester at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on Nov. 6, 2020 in Phoenix. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)
Nevada is taking forever to count its votes, so of course, the internet made memes
It’s been exhausting waiting for the results of the 2020 election to come in, but there has been one good thing that has come out of all this: The memes. Specifically, the memes about Nevada. So without further ado, here are the best memes floating around the internet -- that will surely give you a much-needed laugh. Nevada: pic.twitter.com/XldmGVrex6 — 🧞♂️ (@JafarTheGenie_) November 5, 2020This is how Nevada counts ballots pic.twitter.com/JQFy83B2WV — Max Burns (@themaxburns) November 5, 2020Live footage of Nevada working on those ballots pic.twitter.com/14RrZ2Ce8w — Miss Cuffy, Unstable Genius🥃🔥 (@MissGFYCuffy) November 5, 2020Nevada after counting 113 ballots in one day. pic.twitter.com/JAkgsBNT2p — Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) November 5, 2020And finally...
Election results: What states are we still waiting on, and why? A breakdown
A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. But there are outstanding ballots left to be counted in the coming days. North CarolinaThe situationWith ballots left to count, the race is too early to call. As long as those ballots are postmarked by Nov. 3, state election officials have until Nov. 12 to count them. And when it comes to mail ballots, Biden was outperforming Trump.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
9 photos that prove Election Day 2020 was different than any other in recent years
There’s no doubt that Election Day this year was one for the books. After record-setting early voting, people still showed up in droves on Election Day to cast their ballot. Below are 10 photos -- all from Getty Images -- that give an indication of how different this Election Day looked. (2020 Getty Images)Protesters march through the streets around Black Lives Matter Plaza on Nov. 3 in Washington DC. (2020 Getty Images)Did you feel things were different this year?
Sarah McBride becomes the first openly transgender person to be elected state senator
While most Americans continued awaiting the presidential election results, history was silently being made in Delaware. Sarah McBride, 30, made history on election night by becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to the state Senate in U.S. history. “I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too,” McBride tweeted Tuesday night after the election was called. McBride is a former spokesperson for the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign and also became the first trans person to speak at a major political convention. McBride will represent parts of Bellefonte, Claymont and Wilmington, the state’s largest city.
The world waits nervously, impatiently for US vote count
The world is watching as millions of Americans cast their ballots for the next president on Tuesday. “In the American system, the last vote counts, and maybe the last vote changes the result," Borrell told Spanish National Television. "The battle over the legitimacy of the result — whatever it will look like — has now begun,” said the German defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. “Africa used to learn American democracy, America is now learning African democracy,” tweeted Nigerian Sen. Shehu Sani, reflecting a common view from some on a continent long used to troubled elections and U.S. criticism of them. ___AP journalists around the world contributed to this story.
These celebrities are proudly showing off their ‘I Voted’ stickers
Celebrities -- they’re just like us. Well, not really, but they definitely vote, and they definitely post selfies on Election Day with their “I Voted” sticker. Here are a few celebs who have let social media know they are exercising their constitutional right to have their voice heard. Laura DernSnoop DoggJessica AlbaNatalie PortmanJennifer LopezCharlize TheronBlake Lively and Ryan ReynoldsDemi LovatoDrew BarrymoreLizzoMariah CareyKerry WashingtonAshlee Simpson RossReese WitherspoonHalle BerryNick JonasSelena GomezBrittany SnowJimmy FallonJoe Jonas
AP VoteCast: Voters split on virus, economy, even football
Among the few shared views in the two camps of voters: Trump has changed the way things work in Washington. Most Trump voters say he has changed Washington for the better; most Biden voters say he's changed it for the worse. And Biden voters overwhelmingly said the federal government should prioritize limiting the spread of the virus — even if that damages the economy. About half of Trump voters called the economy and jobs the top issue facing the nation, while only 1 in 10 Biden voters named it most important. Trump voters remain adamant that the economy is in good shape: About three-quarters call national economic conditions excellent or good.
Battleground races we’re watching across the U.S. today
Political teams across Graham Media Group are watching “battleground” races in Texas, Florida, Michigan and Virginia. TEXASThe entire state of Texas itself is something of a battleground with Democrats holding onto a longshot hope of turning the long-red state blue. Here’s a report from KPRC2 in Houston and KSAT in San Antonio on competitive districts in the Lone Star state:Follow all Texas results on Click2Houston and KSAT.com. Follow all Florida results on News4Jax, ClickOrlando and Local 10 (Miami). Follow Virginia results on WSLS.com.
Here’s what voting looks like across the nation today
Here’s what voting across the nation looks like today -- one of the most historic election days in recent history. (2020 Getty Images)Would-be voters learn they are not registered at their precinct at the O.P. (2020 Getty Images)Voters cast their ballot at The Orpheum Theater on Nov. 3 in Madison, Wisconsin. (2020 Getty Images)Voters stand in ballot boxes at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 3 in Louisville, Kentucky. (2020 Getty Images)
Celebrities who’ve been vocal about their support for Trump or Biden this election season
Some people think that celebrities should stay out of politics, but that hasn’t stopped these famous people from throwing their support behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or current President Donald Trump. Celebs supporting Trump:Kirstie AlleyThe outspoken actress tweeted a couple weeks ago that she was supporting the incumbent president in the upcoming election. Celebrities supporting Biden:Taylor SwiftAfter staying silent about who she was voting for in the 2016 election, Swift has made it very known that she is supporting Biden in this year’s race. Chris EvansCaptain America himself has been working around the clock, it seems, to get people motivated to get out the vote this election. He has critiqued the current administration on Twitter and thrown his support behind Biden.
5 ways you can help fight misinformation on Election Day
As Election Day finally arrives it is going to be easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of information being aimed at every single voter in the country. As polls open here are five things to watch for on Election Day 2020:Many, many reports, photos, and videos of long lines. You can also share what you are seeing with the Trust Index team and we’ll get to work on it. Use the Trust Index form to send it to trained fact-checkers for review and possible debunking on a newscast or online. The Trust Index team fact checks questionable information circulating on social media and in our communities.
This is Florida’s rule on selfies at polling stations
We understand documenting that you’ve voted is important to a lot of people — especially when you get that “I Voted” sticker. You should be proud of yourself for casting your vote, but know that there are strict rules in some places when it comes to taking pictures at polling places. “No photography is permitted in the polling room or early voting area, except an elector may photograph his or her own ballot,” the Florida Legislature website states. Voters should always practice courtesy and common sense, and you can always ask a poll worker to specify what the rules are. When in doubt, just wait until you’re back in your car to snap that “I Voted” sticker selfie.
A terminally ill woman mailed in her ballot. Now, after her death, her vote won’t be counted.
We’ve heard of people out in droves who voted early or sent a mail-in ballot. Lines at early-voting precincts have had some crowds waiting hours -- but to cast a ballot, many find the time well-spent. Pflughoeft was fascinated with politics and determined to vote in the 2020 General Election, so she mailed in her ballot early. All the other states have various stipulations as to whether they will allow the ballot of a deceased person to count, such as when the person died and when the death is learned. However, if past elections are any indication, votes from people who pass away before Election Day generally don’t have an impact on the results, according USA Today.
List of Election 2020 watch parties in South Florida
MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping Super Tuesday parties in South Florida. This is all while some experts believe election night may turn into election week or even election month. Here is a list of Super Tuesday watch parties:MIAMI: OVERTOWNThe Black Collective, a volunteer leadership organization, will meet for a Black Joy Election Watch Party at The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Ave., at Miami’s historic Overtown. For more information, visit the bar’s Eventbrite page. For more information, visit the restaurant’s Eventbrite page.
Officials stop scheme to register dead voters as Democrats
Officials in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold and Florida’s second-most populous county, uncovered the scheme over the summer. Broward County supervisor of elections officials flagged the registrations as suspicious and turned them over to the Broward state attorney’s office. “We cannot comment on an ongoing, active criminal investigation,” state attorney’s office spokeswoman Paula McMahon told The Associated Press in an email. Thirty of the 51 were verified by the state attorney’s office as being deceased. Elections officials said the applications were left blank in spaces for driver license and Social Security numbers.
Officers investigate allegations of mail-in ballot backup in Miami-Dade
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – U.S. Post Office investigators are looking into allegations on Friday that there is a mail-in ballot backup at a facility in southern Miami-Dade County. House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee said tweeted a video showing mail piled up in bins. I am working to ensure that mail delays do not impact participation in this election.”Suzy Trutie, the deputy supervisor of the Miami-Dade County Department of Elections, also released a statement. Administrative action was taken by the Office of the Inspector General regarding the employees' negligence at the Princeton distribution center, Fernandez-Rundle said. For more information about your ballot, call the department of elections at 305-499-8683.
Is there a racial divide when it comes to length of the voting lines?
Is there a racial divide when it comes to voting wait times at precincts? In 2016, white voters waited an average of 10 minutes, according to a survey of voters conducted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In comparison, Black voters waited an average of 16 minutes and Latino voters were in line an average of 13 minutes, according to the survey. During the 2018 election, Black voters waited an average of 11.5 minutes, Latino voters an average of 11.7 minutes and white voters an average of 8.8 minutes, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center. In precincts with 90% or more non-white voters, the average wait time was 32.4 minutes and the median was 13.3 minutes.
Photos show Trump, Biden throughout the years, and their lives look quite different
Whether you are a supporter of President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or someone else, there’s no doubt the two main candidates have led quite different lives. We see pictures nearly every day of the nominees on the road, aiming to gain more votes through rallies and small gatherings. However, we thought it might be interesting to take a peek into what their lives looked like in earlier years. All photos below are copyright Getty Images.
Trump’s busy itinerary in Florida includes meeting with Lil Wayne
MIAMI – President Donald Trump’s busy itinerary on Thursday in Florida included a meeting with Dwayne Carter Jr., better known Lil Wayne. The meeting was part of Trump’s campaign for the Black vote in battle states. MIAMI RAPPERMiami’s Gazzy Garcia, better known as 20-year-old rapper Lil Pump, of Gucci Gang, announced he was endorsing Trump on Sunday. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)Earlier in Trump’s campaign, Kanye West and Curtis Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent and Fiddy, endorsed Trump, but later backed out. Former President Barack Obama speaks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in North Miami, Florida.
These are the ballot machines and systems available in Florida
In Florida, the state uses two methods to vote: An optical scan system or a Direct Record Electronic system, also known as a DRE, according to vote411.org. Here is how the website explains each system:Optical scan: With optical scan, you will receive a ballot, which you’ll take to a private table or booth. The paper ballot will have the names of the candidates and the various measures and initiatives printed on it. When you’re finished, you’ll approach the ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put your ballot inside. “Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen.
6 days until the election: Will we know who won on election night?
That is going to produce results coming in at very different times -- perhaps days or even weeks after Election Day. Processing early ballotsIn some places, election officials can begin processing ballots weeks before Election Day. So on Nov. 3, Election Day, officials will have to run an in-person election while also working through the unprecedented number of mail-in votes. Republicans, including Trump's campaign, have been filing lawsuits to stop election officials from counting ballots that are delivered after Election Day. Also, Pennsylvania doesn’t allow early processing of mail-in ballots, further complicating matters.
5 times in which a U.S. president was elected, but lost the popular vote
Since the Electoral College was established as the means of electing a president, it hasn’t been often when a president won the election without winning the popular vote. Despite the fact that Jackson had more electoral votes and won the popular vote, the House voted Adams as President. Cleveland ended up winning the popular vote by more than 90,000 votes, but Harrison won the electoral vote, 233-168. That gave Bush a 271-266 win in the electoral vote, even though Gore won the popular vote by roughly 500,000 more votes. But the electoral vote was a completely different matter, with Trump earning 304 votes to Clinton’s 227.
November Madness: Fill out your 2020 election ‘bracket’
Use the survey below to predict the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election, plus the race for Senate and House. As results come in, we’ll report back on the wisdom of the crowd and share your insights on the election. After we learn the outcome, we’ll search back through the predictions and shout out the prognosticators who got things right. You can also see some early results on how people feel the election will turnout. One small reminder: We’re looking for predictions, not how you want the election to go.
LIVE: See the most up-to-date tweets from Trump and Biden right here
We don’t need to tell you that 2020 has been an epic election year. If you’ve kept an eye on social media to stay up to date on all the election happenings, you’ve likely been watching the feeds of President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. They both address issues, as well as, at times, take jabs at one another. Regardless, it’s one of the best ways to stay up to date on what’s happening with both nominees. If you want to keep an eye on the latest tweets from both Trump and Biden, we’ve got them for you right here.
Take our quiz to rate your feelings on the final presidential debate
With less than two weeks before one of the biggest Election Days in history, Republican incumbent nominee, President Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden met at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, for the second and final presidential debate. The debate, which appeared to be a little more constructive than the last, was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News. What did you think of responses and ideas presented by Biden and Trump? Let us know your reaction by clicking on an emoji below each statement that was made.
Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears
With just two weeks to go before Election Day, Trump for the first time explicitly called on Barr to investigate the Bidens and even pointed to the nearing Nov. 3 election as reason that Barr should not delay taking action. The Justice Department did not respond to requests for comment on the president’s call for an investigation. He has also expressed increasing anger over the resistance of the Justice Department to some of his appeals. As the election nears, Barr has kept a lower profile, limiting his time in front of the cameras to avoid facing direct questions from the media about Trump’s demands for greater Justice Department involvement in the election. While Barr has kept a lower profile in recent week, he has publicly sided with Trump on election matters.
U.S. deports Venezuelan refugees to Trinidad and Tobago
MIAMI – President Donald Trump’s administration has deported Venezuelan migrants to Trinidad and Tobago, according to Sen. Robert Menendez. law forbids the forcible return of refugees to a place where their lives or freedom would be threatened," Menendez wrote. Trump recognized Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela, and he has imposed sanctions. Syracuse University’s Transactional Access Records Clearinghouse reports about 30 to 40% of asylum cases for Venezuelan refugees are being denied. The National Assembly elections are in December, but since Maduro excluded three of the four opposition political parties there is little hope for change.
Dueling Trump-Biden town halls aim to help voters prepare for election
Coming just two and half weeks before Election Day, the night offered crystalizing contrasts and a national, if divided, audience. President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. After Biden’s 90-minute town hall event formally concluded, the candidate spent another half hour taking questions from those in the audience who didn’t get an opportunity during the televised program. President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News Town Hall with moderator Savannah Guthrie, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. The presidential rivals took questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.
Biden says Trump didn’t lead during coronavirus pandemic
Joe Biden is opening an ABC News town hall by criticizing President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He said Thursday that it’s “a president’s responsibility to lead” and that Trump “didn’t do that.” Biden said Trump focused too exclusively on the stock market while downplaying how the virus spread and threatened both Americans' health and the economy on the ground. Biden also criticized Trump for not more actively engaging with Congress to pass another economic relief package for individuals and businesses. Biden on DOJ under Biden administration: “What the Biden Justice Department will do is let the Department of Justice be the Department of Justice. At the end of his five-minute answer, he offered to provide “a lot more” information to the young Black man who asked the question.
Trump at Pérez Art Museum Miami: ‘I denounce white supremacy’
MIAMI – President Donald Trump is answering Savannah Guthrie’s questions on Thursday night at the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s terrace. And although he refused to denounce Qanon’s conspiracies, he did make a statement about white supremacy. “I denounce white supremacy,” Trump said. Biden’s town hall is in Philadelphia and it is airing on ABC. Trump’s town hall is airing on NBC.
Relatives of coronavirus pandemic victims in Miami participate in temporary memorial
MIAMI – Stephanie McKay was among the first mourners to arrive Wednesday at the public Simonhoff Floral Park in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. McKay was there to add her mother’s name to one of the hundreds of white plastic tombstone-shaped pieces that are part of a temporary memorial to Miami’s victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Her mother, Nellie Mae McKay, died in August after suffering from severe COVID-19 symptoms in a hospital bed for about three weeks. “We chose Liberty City for the memorial cemetery because this pandemic has also exposed inequities that make Black people and other people of color more vulnerable to COVID-19,” Wilson said. The temporary installation in Liberty City aims to use the 500 tombstones to allow Miami-Dade residents to add their loved ones' names until November.
Trump restarting campaign with White House event Saturday, Florida rally Monday
Trump will address the Saturday group, expected to be at least several hundred supporters, from the White House balcony. Announcement of the new event came as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert, cautioned the White House again to avoid large-scale gatherings of people without masks. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. In that interview, Trump was asked if he has been retested for COVID-19. The president’s White House doctor, Navy Cmdr.
Trump plans Florida campaign rally Monday in Sanford
President Donald Trump is returning to the campaign trail and will hold his first rally since his COVID-19 diagnosis on Monday in Florida. Trump’s campaign says the event will take place at 7 p.m. in Sanford. The rally will be Trump’s first since he tested positive for the coronavirus Oct. 1 with just weeks to go before voting ends in the Nov. 3 election. Trump’s doctor, Sean P. Conley, said in a memo Thursday that he “fully anticipate(d)” that Trump would be able to safely “return to public engagements” as soon as Saturday. WHITE HOUSE REPORT
Electoral College vs. the popular vote: Why either can outweigh the other on any given election year
Have you ever wondered why is it that one candidate can win the popular vote but another wins the electoral vote, and thus, the presidency? Four candidates in history have won a majority of the popular vote only to be denied the presidency by the Electoral College. That includes Hillary Clinton, who had the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate in U.S. history. Graphic shows scenario in which a presidential candidate can win the popular vote but lose the election. It would take a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College -- an unlikely move because of how difficult it is to pass and ratify constitutional changes.
Trump says he wants Saturday campaign rally in Florida
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said late Thursday night that he is planning to attend a campaign rally on Saturday in Florida if there is “enough time to put it together.”In a hoarse voice and after clearing his throat, Trump talked to Sean Hannity on Fox News. He said that he wants to hold the rally in Florida on Saturday and a rally in Pennsylvania on Sunday night. Trump’s plans to continue his campaign rallies before the Nov. 3 election reignited after U.S. Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, his physician, announced Thursday that he would be well enough for public engagements starting Saturday. RELATED STORIESDemocrats protest lack of clarity on Trump’s healthTrump doesn’t want to ‘waste’ time on virtual debate
5 questions we hope you’ll weigh in on, following the Pence-Harris debate
Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between current Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris was quite different than the debate we saw between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. We watched Pence and Harris take on some major issues, and really, we just want to know from you: What’s your take? How do you think it went? We’d love to hear your answer to the following questions.
Plan for presidential debate in Miami remains in place pending Trump’s condition
MIAMI – The plans for Oct. 15 Presidential Town Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami are still in place, as President Donald Trump recovers from COVID-19. Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert with Florida International University, said Miami is able to host the event safely during the pandemic. The Associated Press reported Trump’s doctor said Wednesday that the president continued to make progress in his recovery. The town hall will be 90 minutes long. The center released a statement saying the plan also follows CDC, state and county health and safety protocols.
President hosted large event in Miami a week before testing positive for COVID-19
DORAL, Fla. – President Donald Trump made a stop in South Florida last week where he was at Trump National Doral to host a large event. It isn’t clear if he had the coronavirus when he was in Doral, but it was a week later that he tested positive for COVID-19. Now, healthcare professionals around the country are working to contact those who may have been in close proximity to the President. I am thinking about getting tested,” Guardiola said. Those individuals are then notified by their county health department and instructed to self-isolate for 14 days after their exposure to the virus, and to contact their county health department and health care provider immediately if they develop symptoms.
Kellyanne Conway tweets she’s tested positive for COVID-19
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced on Twitter that she has tested positive for COVID-19. At 10:16 p.m. Friday, Conway wrote: “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. ❤️ — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 3, 2020Conway joins a now-growing list of those in contact with the Trump White House who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, three White House reporters, and one White House staffer, have also tested positive in the past few days.
Experimental antibody given to Trump with ‘compassionate use request’
“I’m going to Walter Reed hospital,” Trump said. The President landed at the hospital at 6:30 p.m. Friday where he is expected to remain for a few days. “Following PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail. The FDA allows the drug to be administered under “an emergency use declaration.” Trials showed effectiveness under some circumstances. “He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably,” Conley wrote in an update released through the White House.
Trump gets experimental antibody drug aimed at curbing severe COVID-19
The experimental antibody drug given to President Donald Trump has been called one of the most promising approaches to preventing serious illness from a COVID-19 infection. Trump was given the experimental drug at the White House on Friday before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he’ll be monitored, officials said. (Regeneron via AP) (Regeneron)WHAT’S KNOWN SO FARThe drug is given as a one-time treatment through an IV. TRUMP’S OTHER TREATMENTSTrump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said Trump also was taking zinc, vitamin D, an antacid called famotidine, melatonin and aspirin. Trump apparently is not receiving hydroxychloroquine, a drug he widely promoted that has been shown in many studies to be ineffective for preventing or treating COVID-19.
Parkland parents create AI video of slain son to spur voters
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Wearing his signature hoodie and beanie, an earbud casually hanging from one ear, passionate Parkland teen Joaquin Oliver urges his peers to vote for lawmakers who will end gun violence in a new video released Friday. From the grave, the teen is now begging his peers to cast the vote that he will never cast. People are still getting killed by guns,” he implores in the video created by his parents' charity to end gun violence. The teen, affectionately known as Guac, was affected by racism at a young age and protective of his Hispanic immigrant parents. “We know our son so well and we knew exactly what he wanted from life.”The lifelike image is also painful to watch for the grieving parents.
Wasserman Schultz warns of Trump’s dangerous ’poll-watching patrols'
AVENTURA, Fla. – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday that she is concerned about white supremacists and militia groups that support President Donald Trump’s reelection. Wasserman Schultz said this heightened after Trump was given the opportunity to condemn them and instead addressed a right-wing extremist group and said, “Stand back and stand by.” The group’s online presence has carved out a niche as a volunteer security force for the GOP. “Trump is assembling what could be potential poll-watching patrols who are known for white supremacy and violence,” Wasserman Schultz said. Broward County Elections Department said this is part of their guidelines, which haven’t changed. Trump should be asked again to condemn white supremacy and anti-semitic, racism and he should be asked to tell his supporters to be peaceful and to not interfere with elections,” Deutch said.
Trump gives an update on coronavirus testing, avoids tax revelation
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced on Monday that his administration will be distributing 150 million rapid coronavirus tests. He avoided answering questions about his taxes. The results are ready in 15-minutes, he said. Reporters were hoping Trump would respond to questions about The New York Times' disclosure that he didn’t pay federal income taxes for about a decade and he only paid $750 in federal income taxes on the year that he was elected president. Trump is also dealing with the news that his former campaign manager Brad Parscale is getting help in Broward County after an alleged failed suicide attempt at his Fort Lauderdale home in the Seven Isles neighborhood.
‘Why am I here?’ 5 especially memorable lines from election debates of the past
In the 1992 presidential election, independent candidate Ross Perot had what at the time was deemed an unusual selection for his running mate, retired Navy Admiral James Stockdale. Bush, who served as Reagan’s vice president, easily won the 1988 presidential election over Michael Dukakis. “I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy,” Bentsen said.
Video shows graffiti writers spray paint over Trump campaign signs in Miami
MIAMI – Andres Cabo, a supporter of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, said he was in shock when he noticed someone had spray-painted over his political signs. Surveillance video shows a female and a male graffiti writer targeted two of Cabo’s signs on Tuesday along Southwest Eighth Street, near Southwest 57th Avenue. “Regardless of your political views you shouldn’t deface people’s property,” he said. "Why does this offendCabo, the owner of Lighting Paradise, had plenty of other signs to replace the damaged one. He was also using his business to give away yard signs and bumper stickers.