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Early Voting is Here: Do You Know Whose Web3 Friendly?

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With early voting now started, and with Florida’s Midterm elections a week from Tuesday, do you know who you are voting for? If Web3 is top of mind in your political compass, make sure you are aware of Sunshin3’s endorsed pro-web3 candidates.

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The people wouldn’t say if all the paperwork for the deal, originally valued at $44 billion, had been signed or if the deal has closed. But they said Musk is in charge of the social media platform and has fired CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and Chief Legal Counsel Vijaya Gadde. Neither person wanted to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the deal.

A few hours later, Musk tweeted, “the bird has been freed,” a reference to Twitter’s logo. Read More

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RPOF Chair Joe Gruters said the party's 'turnout machine is working.'

The number of registered Republicans who already voted ahead of Florida’s Nov. 8 election now exceeds that of Democrats.

Fresh Take Florida’s tracking database showed by 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, Republicans overtook Democrats. At that point, 794,199 Republicans had already had mail-in ballots received or had voted early. A total of 793,066 Democrats had voted by that point, along with 372,571 registered with no party or with smaller parties. That lead continued to expand through the day.

While Republican voters typically outperform Democrats by the time Election Day wraps, it’s unusual to see that type of turnout 12 days out. That has been especially unusual after former President Donald Trump criticized mail-in voting as susceptible to fraud. Read More

Ron DeSantis (left) speaks during a debate with his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, in Fort Pierce, Fla., on Oct. 24.

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National organizations and donors have all but abandoned their candidates — setting off fears that Florida is no longer viewed as competitive. That would have dire implications for the next presidential election.

Less than two weeks before the election, Democrats are signaling that key races are slipping away from them. They point to ominous signs and missed opportunities, including the party’s message on abortion rights and gun control that isn’t resonating and a lack of coordination between the campaigns of Rep. Val Demings, who is vying to unseat Sen. Marco Rubio, and Charlie Crist, who is challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Most worrisome for Democrats, national organizations and donors have all but abandoned their candidates — setting off fears that Florida is no longer viewed as competitive. Read More

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Florida Politics

— Voters are voting —

Early votes and mail ballots keep pouring in. Here is a rundown of ballot returns as of 6 p.m. Saturday.

— Vote-by-mail: Just over 1.8 million mail ballots have completed the round trip. Democrats are leading in mail ballots with 774,387 returns to the GOP’s 674,916. Third- and no-party voters account for another 355,176 votes.

Voters are doing what they do best — vote.

Image via AP.

— Early voting: Republicans keep growing their lead in early in-person voting, with 352,967 votes logged compared to 191,127 for Democrats. An added 109,751 third- and no-party voters cast a ballot during early voting.

— Totals: Republicans took the lead in overall votes Thursday, and they haven’t let up. Heading into Sunday, 1,027,883 registered Republicans had turned out compared to 965,514 Democrats — a gap of 62,369 votes.

— DeSantis in Tampa on Election Night —

Gov. Ron DeSantis will watch the results come in at the Tampa Bay Convention Center on Nov. 8.

— The event will likely turn into a victory party, as polls show DeSantis up by double digits over challenger Charlie Crist; the only question is how long after 7 p.m. Central will it take to pop the cork.

Ron DeSantis heads to Tampa for what will likely be a victory party.

— By the way, while it’s an easy stumble from the convention center to the JW Marriott Tampa, we’re told the entire hotel is already booked. You may have to stay at the sorta-decent Embassy Suites nearby.

Of course, if price is no concern, the penthouse at The Edition is still available for $12K!

— Biden in FL —

President Joe Biden will rally with Democrats in Miami Gardens Tuesday, one week before Election Day, to highlight the choice voters face this election.

— Celeb power: Emmy and Peabody award-winning actor Keegan Michael Key will be on hand to help push the message. The Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele” star famously appeared at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner as then-President Barack Obama’s “anger translator.”

Joe Biden makes a last-minute swing through Florida.

— Top-of-ticket Dems: Gubernatorial candidate Crist and U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings will also be on hand as they both face underdog races against Republican incumbents.

— Top issues: Expect speakers to lean into top-campaign issues such as abortion access and protecting democracy.

Doors open at 4 p.m. The rally will be held at Florida Memorial University located at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. Election Day is Nov. 8.

Former President Barack Obama

— Florida Dems call on Obama —

Former President Barack Obama will be reaching the phones of millions of Floridians this week in a robocall to promote Florida Democrats ahead of the Midterms.

— What? In the call, Obama relays to voters of the importance of this year’s election, urging Floridians to support Democrats up and down the ballot.


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