Category 2018

Reclaiming Progressiveness: Time for a new third way to emerge from the wreckage of the Trump/identity era.

A Third Way doesn’t have to be about moderation. It could be a call to moderation but it is from the vantage point of where we sit today, a call for something different than what the two major political parties are offering. It should be something empowering and positive. Politics is broken and those who […]

2018 Governor’s numbers showed geographic shifts of both party bases continues

Democrats have been able in the last two election Gubernatorial election cycles to effectively further minimize Republican strength in urban areas. Comparing 2010 when Alex Sink ran a campaign which appealed to moderate voters, those dissatisfied with President Obama’s job performance and classic rural Democrats, once the bedrock of the party in this state with […]

Jalen Ramsey: Rock Star Or Royal Pain In The Ass?

Jacksonville Jaguar cornerback Jalen Ramsey doesn’t care what you think of him. Just ask him and he’ll tell you. In August he told ESPN, “I don’t really care what people think about me, to be honest,” while wearing a Gucci hoodie worth well over a thousand dollars. It’s a theme he returns to often. During […]

Sorry elites. Florida proved again it is Trump Country.

Florida’s 2018 Election confirmed one thing – a closely polarized state it remains, but that Donald Trump can rally the GOP base and carry Republicans through close elections better than any member of his party in this era.  Trump, a part-time resident of the state is more popular and connected in this state than any […]

Florida’s image has taken a beating. Ron DeSantis walks into a minefield to try and fix it.

Editors note: Kartik Krishnaiyer has apologized for the original belligerent tone of this piece and for his attacks on the GOP while trying to make a larger point about Florida’s image and historical problems the state has faced. The offensive content has been removed and this piece reworked and cleared with our attorney. Thank you […]

Ron DeSantis and Broward County: A huge opportunity to build a reform resume

Broward County is front and center of in the 2018 Florida recount controversies, The county is again in the national headlines for the wrong reasons. Whether it’s school shootings, elected officials being thrown in jail, a bomb suspect arrested or a ponzi schemer being caught, Broward, Florida’s second most populated county has quite a rap […]

Post-Election Analysis: Democrats “targeting” shows lack of understanding statewide elections.

With the election now, somewhat, over, we can start looking at the results and getting  an idea of what happened on Election Day. In the next few weeks, after the results are official, I will be writing an article about the Florida Vote Projection Model that we updated daily on this website. As of right […]

Sunday 7pm ET on PNN: The Florida Squeeze team breaks down the election

Sunday, 7pm on Progressive News Network we review Florida’s election, its miscounts and recounts, and take a look at the road ahead for Amendment 4 implementation. This week Brook Hines runs the show joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Dave Trotter from The Florida Squeeze. Dave’s election models published on the Squeeze provided the ONLY accurate […]

New independent organization analyzing vote in Broward’s CD-23

This morning I spoke to Daniel Wolf, CEO of the non-partisan, non-profit organization Democracy Counts about its work in Broward’s Congressional District 23 (Debbie Wasserman Schultz). This analysis by Democracy Counts is independent of the state recounts for the Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum campaigns. Democracy Counts was contacted by the Tim Canova campaign to observe […]

Precinct analysis: What is happening in Broward?

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the writing of this article, I have been able to look at the numbers in the Congressional races in Broward County and compare their undervotes with the Senate undervotes (something, admittedly, I should have done sooner). The same issue is happening in these Congressional races as it is in the US Senate […]