We will be updating this map and associated numbers every time we get an update. Scroll over each county for the current numbers.  UPDATED SEPTEMBER 24. NOTE THE MAP HAS TWO TABS, ONE FOR BALLOTS SUBMITTED AND ONE FOR REQUESTS.  By Tom Arthur from Orange, CA, United States – vote for better tape, CC BY-SA […]

A slew of polling in the last week has indicated Joe Biden has a real problem with Latino voters in Florida. These polls came as a shock to many political observers but as my Twitter feed indicates (if you go back a bit), I had detected the softness of Biden’s support among Latino’s before any […]

By Drake Buckman Editors note: A version of this column has run in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. It is reworked slightly and published here with permission from the author. This past week, 80,000 Sarasota parents will have to make one of the most difficult decisions of their lives. On Aug. 31, 43,000 children in Sarasota County […]

Authors note: Portions of this piece have run previously on the site. The content is updated to reflect circumstances in August 2020. The recently completed Democratic National Convention highlighted the Joe Biden I remember – compassionate, caring, feisty and magnanimous. Below I’ll detail Biden’s generally progressive legislative history. However first, as MAGA Republicans have sought […]

Coronavirus is the defining crisis and issue of our lifetimes. It is far and away the biggest crisis this nation has faced since World War II. My naive and flawed assumption was this would be our era’s World War II, a chance to forge political unity and a new understanding between our people. This idealistic […]

President Trump, last Tuesday held a Rose Garden press conference ostensibly about China and Hong Kong. But instead it descended into a first-rate farce, as he attacked Joe Biden for everything imaginable and talked little about China and even less about a pandemic that is raging currently having claimed over 140,000 American lives. Trump has […]

I’d say the goal here isn’t only to “politicize” the data—what they’re doing is monetizing it.

Thomas Paine in 1776 and 1777 wrote “The American Crisis,” which stated “these are the times that try men’s souls.” These are indeed the times that try the souls of every human being with a conscience and critical thinking skills on American soil. Coronavirus is the defining crisis and issue of our lifetimes. It is […]

In a recent interview Peter Navarro observed that President Trump was the was the “greatest jobs President in history.”  Navarro is a top economic and trade assistant to President Trump.  According the data from the Federal Reserve, the current unemployment rate at 11%, is higher than any time since World War II.  This is true […]

I must admit that I am feeling both victimized and vindicated, a difficult combination to personally process. This isn’t about me, but please indulge this writer for a moment. Three weeks ago, as I was regularly sounding the alarm about increased positive tests and rates in Florida, I was told by many people that I […]

By Dr. Rachel Pienta Florida is a large state in population and in square miles.  In the time it takes to drive from the southernmost tip of Monroe County in the Keys to the Alabama state line in Escambia, a driver could depart from Jacksonville in Duval County and arrive in Washington, DC.  The Sunshine […]

These days, nobody think of Florida as a hub of the tech industry. But that was not always the case. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Florida’s time as one of the great high tech hubs in the USA from the 1970’s to the 1990’s including the creation of the first mass market […]

We debut a new weekly podcast, The Vent. In this episode, Dave and Kartik talk about the progressive movement in the United States after the defeat of Bern. The podcast will focus on Florida voting, US politics and foreign affairs. This week, we focus broadly on the progressive movement. The podcast features discussions on the […]

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the opening of Disney’s MGM Studios in 1989, as well the competition between Disney and Universal in Central Florida. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free […]

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the controversy of 1872 when Florida had two men claiming to be Governor, following an acrimonious legislative session. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, […]

The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane is the subject of this week’s Florida History Podcast. One of the great tragedies of the Labor Day storm was the death of hundreds of World War I veterans who were building the Overseas Railroad as part of the New Deal’s WPA program. This was just a few years after […]

Hurricane Katrina made its first US landfall fifteen years ago today. Before Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast becoming the deadliest US Hurricane since 1928, it made landfall in southern Florida where it claimed 12 lives and did plenty of damage. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we look back at Katrina’s south Florida landfall […]