Candidates pushing for votes ahead of Election Day

DORAL, Fla. – One day before the midterm elections, candidates hoping to woo Floridians made their final push for votes Monday.

Candidates made their last call for early votes Sunday, as early in-person voting wrapped up.

Darrell Dennis cast his midterm ballot early in Miami Gardens to avoid Election Day crowds.

“Voting early is easier than waiting until the actual day because then it’s a longer process,” Dennis said.

Some Democrats danced to the voting booths Sunday, as faith leaders organized the traditional “Souls to the Polls” events.

While bad weather on Sunday caused Democratic Congresswoman and Senate candidate Val Demings to cancel a stop in Miami Gardens, her Republican opponent, Sen. Marco Rubio, appeared at a GOP rally at the Miami-Dade Fairgrounds, headlined by former President Donald Trump.

“That’s what this election is about, because if these people stay in power, they will destroy the greatest country in the history of the world and we will not allow it,” Rubio said.

Notably absent was Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who held his own rally in Sarasota.

“In Florida, we’re proudly a law and order state, and I’m proudly a law and order governor. And that’s what you need,” DeSantis said.

His challenger, Democrat Charlie Crist, geared his last-minute message to undecided voters in Miami.

“I’m very excited,” Crist said. “Everybody get out and vote. It’s happening.”

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Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.