I’m a Gillum guy and pushed hard but I think Desantis will get it. I’m proud of how my guy ran his campaign – it was like something from another era – and hope other politicians run positive campaigning in the future.
Still, Congratulations on your victory and thanks for putting up with my constant campaigning for Andrew Gillum over the last few months.
NICS is a Federal hurdle. Texas is probably the most lenient with automatic restoration after 5 years, but only at the person’s home. I think it takes a judge to go further than that.
What’s right for Florida? I dunno, but I definitely agree that for situations having absolutely nothing to do with guns, 2ndA rights should be restored. With anything more complicated than NICS? I dunno.
Thanks Michelle and Melissa Ann. Everybody’s got their own reasons for voting as they do and I believe in the process. This was my first time advocating for a candidate and it was a lot of fun. Might do it again next time but right now I’m just glad this part of things is done.
I learned just where my values are and I was surprised.
Saw it reflected in WAY more people than I EVER thought I’d see.
I know I’m not alone and it’s a good thing.
Congratulations to the winner of the vote. I advocated for Andrew Gillum and it was a long shot but did far better than I’d expected. I met online a lot of amazing Floridians, including around here that I never knew existed before.
I’m impressed by the positive campaign run by Andrew Gillum and hope his is a model used by politicians for future elections.
You ever see a sore winner? I have.
This is how to do things. Gillum is a model for politicians to follow. Not winning this vote doesn’t stop: it makes it all that much more important.
set the tone and is carrying it through to the concession speech and beyond. This is class. His class inspired mine.
Better than I expected. I’m Florida, pushed for Andrew Gillum. Classy through and through – a model for future politicians. Even in his concession.
Florida will hear more from him and from those he inspires.
In short, we’re not broke but $ is currently being siphoned off into tax-free shelters by the unthinkably wealthy and held in overvalued land and housing.
Solution will be dramatic but it won’t happen soon.
and yes, it is George Soros that has the right answer. He had it for President Obama but he didn’t get their ear, as Obama was following the trickle-down neoliberal model, as is Trump.
Negative campaigning works too well in Florida. But politically, Florida is ALMOST 50/50 and has been for a while. Notice VERY TIGHT margins, always.
With 1.5 million ex-felon that will now be able to vote, that’s approx a 10% increase in total pool of voters in Florida, from about 14.5m to 16m instantly.
That doesn’t mean all or even most will vote Democrat or vote at all. But it’s a larger pool.
Oh I disagree. Margin was VERY close and Progressive issues won the Amendments.
What Gillum did is historic for Florida, setting a civil tone for the future, a model to aspire to.
Progressives won Florida. Every Prog amendment was voted in. Fed govt is fucked – said that yesterday – that’s a no brainer.
But on a State level, I’m happy. Gillum was too black to win Florida but the Progressive issues won.
That increases voting pool by about 10%. 14.5m to 16m instantly. Doesn’t mean all or most will vote Democrat or even vote at all but it’s a bigger pool.
You were disagreeing? I just heard a balloon squeaking noise from you until now.
They got Ted Cruz over pretty-boy and beat the melatonin-enhanced Florida candidate. Too busy gloating to see what really just happened. I’m glad.
In Red Collier County, Democratic turnout went from 55% participation to 72% participation, whereas Republican turnout barely moved.
I’d say progress is made, especially the Amendments.
Hold Desatis’ feet to the fire. Push your local reps.