A Trump video targeting Florida’s growing Venezuelan American population falsely claimed that Venezuela’s socialist regime wanted Biden to win. But President Nicolás Maduro has said that he opposed both candidates.
Un anuncio de Trump dirigido a la creciente población venezolano-estadounidense de Florida declaró falsamente que el régimen socialista de Venezuela quería que Biden ganara. Pero el presidente Nicolás Maduro ha dicho que se opone a ambos candidatos.
por Lawrence Mower y Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times
Casi 13,000 ex convictos de Florida ahora podrían calificar para votar, después de un esfuerzo apoyado por Michael Bloomberg para pagar sus multas y honorarios judiciales. Pero muchos aún no saben que ya pueden participar en las elecciones legalmente.
by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times
State officials don’t know how many felons are registered or eligible to vote. So we did our own analysis and found only a very small percentage of them will be able to cast ballots this election. Some could face prosecution if they do.
Turnout strained election locations across the state but did not appear to overwhelm them. Voters experienced a smattering of problems throughout the state, including issues with voting machines and unnecessary provisional ballot use.
The Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office received dozens of complaints about a sign erected by a church’s pastor at a polling site that reads “Don’t vote for Democrats on Tuesday and sing ‘Oh how I love Jesus’ on Sunday.” The office says it can’t be removed because it is on private property outside the 100-foot perimeter where campaigning isn’t allowed.
Voters in Hillsborough County are anxious about a letter they received asking for an updated signature on their voter registration application. Officials say the letters are meant to collect another signature for county records and do not mean a vote has been invalidated.
People across Florida received mailers warning, erroneously in some cases, that their vote-by-mail ballots had not yet been returned. The mailers were sent by a Democratic political action committee, which said its goal was to remind mail-in voters to return their ballots.
Some Florida voters who already sent in their ballots received official-looking flyers in the mail saying they hadn’t voted yet. The flyers turned out to have been sent by a political group, not by election officials. Here’s how Florida voters can check on the status of their mail-in ballot.
ProPublica’s Electionland project covers problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Our coalition of newsrooms around the country are investigating issues related to voter registration, pandemic-related changes to voting, the shift to vote-by-mail, cybersecurity, voter education, misinformation, and more.
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