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  1. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  2. politics
    Why ‘Socialism’ Killed Democrats in FloridaWhy an old line of attack found new success in 2020.
  3. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  4. 2020 elections
    The 2000 Election Never EndedTwenty years ago, two candidates fought an unimaginably close, bitterly disputed election. Only one of them played to win. Lessons from Bush v. Gore.
  5. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  6. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  7. politics
    Democrats’ Other Fear in Florida? Biden Winds Up Like Al GoreIf it’s close, a recount would be armageddon compared to 2000.
  8. poll position
    Is the Bottom Beginning to Drop Out of the Trump Campaign?Some particularly bad polls for the incumbent have come out after his first debate with Biden and COVID-19 diagnosis.
  9. politics
    The #Resistance and the Retirement CommunityInside the Villages in Florida, where election tensions are at an all-time high.
  10. ron desantis
    Ron DeSantis Is Risking Floridians’ Lives to Benefit TrumpThe governor’s sycophantic Trump relationship led to disastrous COVID outcomes, and now he’s pushing looser penalties for drivers who kill protesters.
  11. florida
    Bloomberg Helps Pay Fines of 32,000 Florida Ex-Felons So They Can VoteThe billionaire helped raise $16 million to pay fees of ex-felons so they can register to vote — despite a GOP-led law that functions as a poll tax.
  12. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  13. vision 2020
    Bloomberg to Spend $100 Million to Help Biden Defeat Trump in FloridaThe billionaire is fulfilling a long-delayed vow with a major ad buy in a swing state pivotal to both campaigns.
  14. vision 2020
    Federal Appeals Court Slams Door on Reenfranchisement of Florida Ex-FelonsIn a case affecting over a million Floridians, the conservative court let the state undercut a ballot initiative restoring their voting rights.
  15. vision 2020
    Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?Less than two months from Election Day, the pivotal region for the campaigns to focus on is the same one that won it all for Trump in 2016.
  16. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  17. vision 2020
    Can Florida Save Us From a Contested Presidential Election?The Sunshine State is expected to report quickly on Election Night, and if Biden has won it, the odds of Trump credibly claiming victory go down.
  18. vision 2020
    Presidential Battleground States Change All the TimeOhio, Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia are recent battlegrounds that are no longer very competitive, while Florida and Wisconsin remain critical in 2020.
  19. vision 2020
    Trump Says Voting by Mail is Evil — Except in FloridaTrump executes a selective reversal by suggesting that voting by mail in Florida — but not in other states — is just fine.
  20. coronavirus
    Florida Closes COVID-19 Response Center Following Its Own COVID OutbreakThe state’s pandemic response center closed its physical operation Thursday after 13 staffers reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.
  21. voting rights
    Supreme Court Refuses to Come to Aid of Disenfranchised Ex-Felons in FloridaIn a case that could keep nearly a million otherwise qualified Floridians from voting, the Supreme Court chooses to look away.
  22. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  23. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  24. coronavirus
    Florida Sets New U.S. Record With Over 15,000 COVID-19 CasesThe previous record of 12,274 daily cases was set by New York on April 4.
  25. vision 2020
    GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next MonthFive Republican senators announced this week that they would skip the convention in Jacksonville, further revealing the uselessness of the event.
  26. coronavirus
    Florida Schools Ordered to Reopen in August and Offer Full-Time InstructionSchools will still be allowed to offer online learning, but in-person classes must be available for all who want it.
  27. coronavirus
    Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?Young people are driving the surge in cases across the U.S., but they’re not the only ones getting infected.
  28. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  29. vision 2020
    Trump Puts the Fear of the Coronavirus Into JacksonvilleThe city to which the president moved his big convention celebration isn’t entirely happy about the risk to public health it poses.
  30. florida man
    Trump’s Voter Registration Mistake Is What He’d Call FraudHe had to correct his Florida voter registration after initially listing the White House, which is not in Florida, as his “legal residence.”
  31. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  32. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  33. florida man
    Don’t Overthink Ron DeSantisThe Florida governor’s tenure teaches us about sycophancy, ineptitude, and reactionary politics.
  34. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  35. coronavirus
    Flying Blind Without Testing, GOP Governors Reopen Businesses in the SouthBusinesses in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina will soon reopen, though the impact on the virus’s spread can’t be known without proper testing.
  36. florida
    Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has DownsidesRepublicans sabotaged the state’s unemployment system because they wanted to keep benefits and taxes low. Now, it’s crashing mid-pandemic.
  37. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  38. democratic primaries
    Another Sweep for Joe Biden in Florida, Illinois, and ArizonaBiden wins decisively in three diverse states, with a possible primary drought approaching.
  39. vision 2020
    What to Expect in the March 17 Presidential PrimariesJoe Biden is expected to have another winning primary day, but Ohio won’t be one of the states he carries: The governor postponed the vote until June.
  40. florida
    Andrew Gillum to Enter Rehab for Alcoholism After Hotel-Room IncidentThe Florida Democrat is seeking treatment for alcoholism after he was found in a hotel room with two other men and “suspected crystal meth.”
  41. democratic primaries
    Bloomberg: Why Aren’t Moderates Coalescing Around Me?Asked Tuesday why he shouldn’t join Pete and Amy in supporting Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg suggested they should all support him.
  42. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  43. police brutality
    Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Uses Stun Gun 3 Times on Black Grandmother“From everything we can see at this point, it appears the deputy did what he had to do,” the county sheriff said.
  44. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  45. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Might’ve Killed a Work-Release Program for Florida PrisonersThe sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County is discontinuing a work-release program made notorious by the late financier and sexual abuser.
  46. climate change
    Florida GOP Regrets ‘Lost’ Decade on Climate ChangeThe party is recovering from Rick Scott’s ban on using the phrase “climate change” ⁠— though isn’t quite ready to embrace climate policy.
  47. policing
    Officer Suspended After Arresting First-Grader. His Behavior Fits a Pattern.Black children in schools are subjected to police involvement at alarming rates.
  48. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  49. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  50. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
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