Tag Archives: Florida

GOP Rep-Elect/Former Miami-Dade Mayor Is COVID+

The Associated Press reports: South Florida Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez has tested positive for coronavirus. His campaigned announced Friday that the former Miami-Dade County mayor and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 after having mild symptoms. They said they’re self-isolating at home, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and advice from medical professionals. Gimenez served …

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DeSantis Extends Order Banning Mask Enforcement

Click Orlando reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis today extended his executive order that bans local governments from enforcing mask mandate violations. The order, first signed in September, prevents cities from fining people for not adhering to mask mandates. It also prevents cities and counties from ordering restaurants to close without economic or health reasons being justified. The order signaled Florida’s move …

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Secret Service Agents Asked About Transferring To FL

ABC News reports: As states begin to certify election results that seal a victory for President-elect Joe Biden, even though Donald Trump hasn’t conceded there is one clear sign his post-presidency life is taking shape: Secret Service agents in the president’s detail are being asked whether they’re interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida. The Secret Service’s Miami field office …

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GOP Sen. Rick Scott Sick With COVID: “Mild Symptoms”

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida Sen. Rick Scott announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Scott said he came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Nov. 13 who subsequently tested positive, and has been quarantining at his home in Naples since then. He said he took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, …

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DeSantis: Florida Will Not Mandate Getting Vaccine

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Each vaccine requires two doses. If approved, the federal government anticipates having enough vaccine for 20 million Americans by the end of December, said DeSantis. DeSantis went on to say that millions of doses are ready to ship. Once the FDA approves the vaccine, they will ship within 24 hours. DeSantis expects Florida hospitals to …

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Sen. Rick Scott In Quarantine After COVID Exposure

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) says he will quarantine as a precaution. Florida’s junior senator in Washington wrote on Twitter after arriving in Florida Friday night he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Scott said he had a coronavirus test which came back negative. He’s also showing no symptoms …

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FL Gov Hires Anti-Mask Uber Driver For COVID Analysis

The Miami Herald reports: When Gov. Ron DeSantis needed to hire a data analyst, his staff picked a little-known Ohio sports blogger and Uber driver whose only relevant experience is spreading harmful conspiracy theories about COVID-19 on the Internet. In his own words, Kyle Lamb of Columbus, Ohio, has few qualifications for the job at the state’s Office of Policy …

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Cultist Charged For Ripping Off Woman’s Mask [VIDEO]

The Pensacola News Journal reports: A Pensacola man has been arrested for allegedly pulling off a woman’s face mask during a weekend rally in downtown Pensacola in support of President Donald Trump. Dan Orval Ditto Jr., 58, was arrested about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and charged with simple battery, according to Pensacola Police Department spokesman Mike Wood. “He grabbed her mask …

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Covidiot Arrested At FL School Board Meeting [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Twenty-five parents had turned out to Tuesday’s Pinellas County School Board meeting, some with their children, to argue against a masking policy to combat the coronavirus. Things were fine until they tried to leave. Several parents said school district police stopped them, saying they had to wear masks in order to walk through the building. …

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COVID Task Force Leader Pence Vacations In Florida

The Miami Herald reports: Being vice president is a tough job. Especially one who has just been voted out of office and is fighting to stay in it. So we can’t blame Mike Pence for wanting a little R&R. Where is he going? Florida, of course. VPOTUS isn’t heading to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach or Disney World near Orlando. …

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Florida Reports Highest New COVID Cases In Months

The Tampa Bay Times reports: The Florida Department of Health reported 6,820 coronavirus infections on Sunday and 22 deaths, bringing the state’s overall death toll throughout the pandemic to 17,333 lives lost. Since March 1, the day health officials recorded the first known coronavirus infection in Florida, the state has reported a total of 843,897 cases. About 25 percent of …

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Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Mayor: Trump Cultists Called Me “Faggot And Pedophile” At My Voting Location [VIDEO]

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: With all the vitriol that has surrounded this election season, there’s another claim of harassment – this time from the mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  He recalled how homophobic slurs were hurled at him while he was at an early vote location at Coral Ridge Mall. Trantalis is the city’s first openly gay mayor. “I encountered …

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Florida Poll Worker Recounts Abuses By Trump Cultists

From an op-ed in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: I didn’t sign up to be threatened, harassed, taunted, harangued and even physically assaulted. But I got all of this, and more. Trump supporters treated the outside of my polling place in West Boca Raton like a college football tailgate party. There were overflowing coolers; cardboard cutouts of Trump and his wife …

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Fox News Projects That Trump Has Won Florida

Fox News reports: President Donald Trump has won Florida and its 29 electoral college votes, FOX News projects. With 91 percent of the vote counted, the president had 51.29 percent of the state’s vote to Joe Biden’s 47.81 percent. That’s a difference of 381,887 votes. The largest group of uncounted votes is in Osceola County, where an internet outage is …

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Loony Laura Loomer Trounced For Florida US House

Florida Politics reports: Rep. Lois Frankel swatted off a challenge from internet provocateur Laura Loomer. The West Palm Beach Democrat easily defeated her challenger in a race that drew national attention mostly thanks to the Republican candidate’s history of hateful commentary. Voters followed Twitter, Facebook and Uber in denying Loomer a platform for her rhetoric. With all early and vote-by-mail …

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FL Cops Seen On Video Pummeling Trump Protester

Tampa’s WMNF reports: A video showing the arrest of a Clearwater man during a political rally in Palm Harbor has raised concerns over a deputy’s use of force. The video shows deputies punching a Joe Biden supporter in the head and elbowing him in the back multiple times as he’s being held to the ground. Scott Rexroat draped himself in …

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Final Quinnipiac Poll: Biden +5 In FL, Biden +4 In OH

Just in from Quinninpiac Polling: On the eve of Election Day 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden has narrow leads over President Donald Trump in Florida and Ohio, according to the final Quinnipiac University polls conducted before the election. In a national poll, Biden holds an 11-point lead over Trump among likely voters, largely unchanged from the 10-point leads he …

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Marco Rubio Cheers Attack On Biden Bus: “We Love It”

Miami’s CBS News reports: President Donald Trump is defending supporters who were seen surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas, which led Democrats to cancel an event there and suggested the FBI should stop investigating the incident. Florida Senator Marco Rubio also announced his support of the incident. “I saw yesterday a video of these people in Texas,” Rubio said …

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FL Sat On $10M Earmarked For Election Security

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: With days to go, Florida has failed to spend more than $10 million designated for election security, COVID-19 protection at the polls and a surge in mailed ballots. A large piece of that pie is $3.5 million that Secretary of State Laurel Lee requested from the Legislature earlier this year for the state’s 67 county supervisors …

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The Villages Sees COVID Outbreak After Trump Rally

The Villages News reports: The Villages saw a significant jump in COVID-19 patients on Friday as Florida surpassed 800,000 cases of the potentially deadly virus. Thirty-nine new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday in and around Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. The Villages continues to lead Sumter County with 778 cases – an increase of 20 in a 24-hour period. All told, Florida …

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