Florida: Alarm for accumulation of envelopes with votes in post office

Florida: Alarm for accumulation of envelopes with votes in post office They broadcast video of a mail distribution center In the images y...

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  • Florida: Alarm for accumulation of envelopes with votes in post office
  • They broadcast video of a mail distribution center
  • In the images you can see several drawers with discarded vote-by-mail envelopes

The state attorney for county of Miami-Dade, Katherine Fernández Rundle, announced this Saturday that she has requested an audit at the postal distribution centers and that all envelopes with votes by mail in them be taken “immediately” to the Florida Department of Elections.

The official thus reacted to the dissemination of a video taken at a distribution center of mail, where several drawers of vote-by-mail envelopes can be seen stacked in a room.

In Florida, where the top two candidates in the November 3 presidential election, the Republican president, Donald trump, and the Democratic candidate, Joe biden, they are technically tied, there has been an avalanche of votes by mail and early votes that now add up to more than 50% of the electorate.

The video released by Democratic State Representative Keonne McGhee, which was recorded at the Princeton postal distribution center, in the southwest Miami-Dade area, has set off all alarms.

Video of votes cast in Florida leaks

According to Fernández-Rundle, he has already contacted the Miami-Dade Elections Department and the US Postal Inspector’s Office to ensure that “all ballots are registered and all votes are counted.”

President Trump’s campaign has warned from the start that voting by mail can lead to irregularities and recommends early face-to-face voting, which in Florida is only possible until tomorrow, November 1.

For months there was a controversy as a result of the mail warning that it did not have sufficient resources to take on the task of handling a huge number of envelopes with voting ballots, due to budget cuts.

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Florida Democratic Congresswoman Donna Shalala said today that her office has been in “regular communication with the Miami-Dade County Postmaster’s office to express concerns about the timely delivery of ballots.”

“I received assurances from the director that the postal service is running additional shifts, expediting election mail, and scheduling additional pickups before Election Day,” Shalala said in a statement.

As of today, 58.97 percent of the more than 14 million active registered voters in Florida have voted by mail or early, 4.4 million by mail and 3.8 million in advance, according to figures from the state Division of Elections.

39.5 percent of those voters are registered as Democrats and 38.1% as Republicans, a difference that is similar to that shown in the polls between Biden and Trump, insufficient, if the margin of error is discounted, to venture who can be the winner and more in a state that changes its electoral preferences depending on who the candidates are.

In 2008 and 2012 Floridians contributed to the victory of Democrat Barack Obama, and in 2016 they narrowly supported Trump, who beat Hillary Clinton by just one point in this state.

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Record participation in Florida

Early voting and mail-in voting numbers are breaking records in this generally pivotal state in the US presidential election.

Biden leads in national polls, but his lead over Trump in Florida is minimal – so small that it’s technically a tie, according to the latest polls.

To date, 58.97 percent of the more than 14 million active registered voters in F have voted by mail or in advance, depending on who the candidates are.

In 2008 and 2012 Floridians contributed to the victory of Democrat Barack Obama, and in 2016 they narrowly supported Trump, who beat Hillary Clinton by just one point in this state.

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Harris and Trump heat up Florida campaign last weekend

The Democratic candidate for the US Vice Presidency, Kamala Harris, said this Saturday in Miami that we must vote in these elections, because “all things that matter are at stake”, among which she mentioned the path to citizenship for the undocumented and the separation of immigrant families.

Harris had scheduled three rallies this Saturday in southeast Florida, where the president and Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and the Democrat Joe Biden are technically tied for the presidential election on November 3.

In the first of those events, the first woman of color to run for the US Vice Presidency said that there are three reasons to vote in 2020: For “honoring our predecessors”, because “everything is at stake” and because, Despite the difficulties and obstacles, “we cannot let them take away the power that the vote gives us.”

“When we vote, things change,” Harris said amid honks from vehicles parked on a campus in Miami, the city followed by Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth on the senator’s California itinerary.

Just over 100 vehicles with supporters of Harris and Biden, were authorized to enter the parking lot to participate in this rally in drive-in format to avoid contagion of COVID-19.

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Kamala Harris campaigns in Florida

The cars carried posters of the Biden / Harris campaign and others that read “Latinas con Biden”, “Cubanas con Biden” and “Maestras con Biden”, among others.

Before Harris spoke figures from the Democratic Party in Florida, such as the Ecuadorian-born congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and other supporters of the Democratic formula such as the Spanish chef Jose Andrés.

Harris thanked them all before beginning to unravel the differences between Biden and Trump across the board.

If Biden is asked how the economy is doing, he thinks about “how the working people are doing, the working families,” while Trump thinks about “how the richest are doing,” Harris said.

The difference when it comes to “racial injustice” is that Biden is not afraid to embrace the slogan “Black Lifes Matter” and Trump “refuses to condemn white supremacism”, as when he is he asked in a debate that was watched by millions of Americans.

Harris reviewed topics such as the response to COVID-19, social security, education, the program that welcomes undocumented arrivals as children and taxes.

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Trump also turns to Florida

This weekend before the November 3 elections, President Trump is planning just one rally in Florida, which will take place at the stroke of midnight Sunday at a north Miami airport, after a multi-state election marathon.

Also, Eric Trump, the president’s son, will campaign in Florida this weekend. On the Democratic side, it was announced that former President Barack Obama will be in Florida on Monday for the closing of the campaign.

The 29 Electoral College votes (it takes 270 to win) that the winner of the Florida election gets are well worth this final effort, all the more so because Trump and Biden are technically tied in this state, where 4.4 million have been cast by mail and 3.8 million in advance, according to figures from the state Elections Division.

Sunday, November 1, is the last day to vote early in Florida, but the vote-by-mail option is available until the day of the in-person voting.

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