If you had told me after the 2000 Presidential recount where I played a fairly significant role, at least locally in South Florida that in 2020, Florida would be less white than anytime since statehood, the Democrats would have a record amount of money to spend, we’d have more ads on TV than the GOP […]

There will be no honeymoon for Joe Biden. He will inherit a country where roughly half the population believes the election was stolen and most of the nation is painfully fatigued by virus-inspired social restrictions. The President-elect is proposing more testing, mask wearing, contract tracing and possible shutdowns. While greater access to testing may be […]

Visit Dave Trotter’s new site Voting Trend. This post was cross-posted from the new site which will focus not only on Florida but voting trends across the globe. Yes, it was Miami-Dade. Still, to put blame solely on Miami-Dade would be wrong. When all the results are certified, Miami-Dade will have provided the largest net […]

Joe Biden has won the Presidency. But up and down the ballot otherwise, Democrats underperformed. Coattails were non-existent and as the dust settles, the Democrats failures in the US Senate and US House will come into greater focus and be scrutinized. Here are some quick takeaways on messaging and what Democrats need to fix 1. […]

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 […]

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 Episode 81 of The Florida History Podcast we discuss Charley Johns infamous Legislative Committee which investigated the NAACP, academics and civil rights groups. It also produced the infamous “purple pamphlet” meant to condemn Homosexuality in 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, […]

On a bonus edition of the Florida History Podcast Kartik Krishnaiyer and Dave Trotter discuss what happened in Florida in the 2020 Election and its historical basis. This is part 1 of our look at Donald Trump’s Florida victory in a historical context. On this episode, Kartik Krishnaiyer is joined by Dave Trotter of VotingTrend.com […]

Joe Biden has been elected as President and we made history electing the first female President or Vice President in Kamala Harris. But when you get beyond the top-of-the-ticket, November 3 was a pretty bad day for Democrats. This may prove tough reading for some with a narrative, but let’s get down to the brass […]

I’ve refrained from covering Election 2020 as I found myself in an unexpected and important local South Florida role with the Biden/Harris Campaign. Sometimes when everything you value as a human being is on the line in a single election, you have to suspend convenience and comfort to try and do a job, which is […]

Editors Note: TFS Editor-in-Chief Kartik Krishnaiyer who is on the Biden/Harris Campaign did not contribute to this story For most people working on a political campaign, there is one certainty in politics. Once the polls close, you are no longer employed. As soon as the announcer on the television says “the polls are now closed […]