Florida Proves It.
Statewide totals from 2020 indicate that Republicans in Florida cast half a million more early votes than Democrats.
When you add Election Day into the mix, Republicans cast over 915,000 more in-person ballots than Democrats. Even in Miami-Dade County, the bedrock of Florida’s Democratic electorate, Republicans beat out Democrats in early voting by over 56,000 votes.
That degree of emphasis on in-person voting tells me two things: Donald Trump’s influence over his base cannot be understated, and Republican leaders should capitalize on expanding in-person voting opportunities.
Ryan Tyson is a leading Republican pollster and political adviser based in Tallahassee, Florida
Silver Lining: Breaking the Government School Monopoly
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“There’s no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
Critical Race Theory, as Heritage Foundation fellow Christopher Rufo says is the “idea that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that all of our institutions including the law, culture, business, the economy are all designed to maintain white supremacy. And the critical race theorists argue that all of these institutions are in a sense beyond reforming, they really need to be completely dismantled in order to liberate the oppressed people.”
Trump called Critical Race Theory “racist” and signed an executive order restricting ‘diversity training’ by the federal government. Joe Biden reversed Trump’s executive order and brought back the Marxist, anti-white, anti-American, anti-Christian curriculum back to public schools.
March 16, 2021
The media conspiracy against Trump became a lot more serious on Monday when the Washington Post retracted its January story claiming that President Donald Trump had pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find the fraud” in the 2020 election and said that he’d be a “national hero” if he did.
A recording of the call definitively proved that the quotes cited by theWashington Post, and then parroted by other outlets, were never actually said by the president at all.
The Washington Post claimed its quotes were confirmed by an anonymous source, and at least five major news outlets claimed to independently confirm that Trump said things he never said.
NBC News reported it “confirmed The Post’s characterization of the Dec. 23 call through a source familiar with the conversation.”
USA Today claimed a “Georgia official speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters confirmed the details of the call.”
ABC News reported: “President Donald Trump phoned a chief investigator in Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office asking the official to ‘find the fraud’ and telling this person they would be a ‘national hero’ for it, an individual familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News.”
PBS NewsHour and CNN likewise appeared to claim they independently “confirmed” the story through their own anonymous sources.
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Audio shows Washington Post and other state media got the Trump-Georgia story all wrong
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— A pop-up clinic could push Volusia County over a metric Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting these days: the percentage of seniors who've received their COVID-19 vaccinations.
By next week, DeSantis says more than 60% of the county's seniors will have been inoculated. The governor spoke to reporters Friday outside the Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club community center, where hundreds of seniors had been getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Asked by a reporter about the balance between hosting tourism-generating events such as Bike Week and safety, DeSantis again emphasized individual liberty.
"Here’s the thing: Florida is open and people can make decisions based on information, but we’re not gonna have government dictate to people”
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"You can have a good time, you can be safe, you can make the decision that’s best for you"
Play Ball! - Governor DeSantis launching youth baseball in New Smyrna Beach - 3/12/2021
Florida’s freedom has drawn people and economic activity to the state. It ranked third among “U-Haul Migration Growth States” for one-way rentals. While travel is still lower than it was last year, several airlines including Southwest, Spirit and United have added direct flights to Florida this winter. “The addition of these new flights represents United’s largest expansion of point-to-point, non-hub flying and reflects our data driven approach to add capacity where customers are telling us they want to go,” said Ankit Gupta, the airline’s vice president in charge of domestic scheduling.
The state “had an acceleration of some of the business migration that we’ve seen, particularly in finance,” Mr. DeSantis says. The Hedge Fund Association hosted a webinar last month titled “Capitalizing on South Florida,” highlighting investment firms that had moved to the region.
Mr. DeSantis’s administration counts at least 35 large businesses that have moved to the state since the pandemic began. According to Census Bureau data, Florida’s per capita business formation between April 2020 and January 2021 was twice as high as California’s and 75% higher than New York’s.
As for tourism, Mr. DeSantis says “the Panhandle had their best summer and best year ever,” thanks to family road trips from nearby states. Orlando has been somewhat slower to bounce back because it relies more on foreign visitors, and international travel has been almost entirely shut down.
Real estate across the state is booming. Home sales increased 20% in the last six months of 2020 year over year, while the median sales price rose 14.4%. Construction wages and salaries during the third quarter were 3.2% higher in Florida year over year but 4.8% lower in California and 9.3% lower in New York.
“When you talk to home builders, what they’ll tell me is they’ve had the best year,” Mr. DeSantis says. “They’ve noticed more [people moving] from California than they ever have.”
The lesson of Florida’s Covid success story, according to the governor: “We’ve shown people that you can have a good time, you can be safe, and you can make the decision that’s best for you.”
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Gov. DeSantis cancels coronavirus fines after 'unprecedented local government restrictions'
Fines imposed on people / businesses since March 2020 canceled
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order that cancels all fines related to local government coronavirus restrictions.
DeSantis previously signed an executive order that prohibits local governments from collecting fines from individuals who violate mask mandates.
By: Peter Burke / WPTV