Despite Trump’s call, the army of poll watchers in South Florida is on Biden’s side

“I really believe in the election process, and I think everything should be fair,” Stoller said. “I just want to be somebody who’s there to make sure it’s fair, that there’s nobody cheating or doing anything unscrupulous.”With so many signed up, each side could send two monitors inside some polling places, peering over voting, or accusing people of voting illegally. The law allows one poll watcher for each candidate, and one for each party, inside the 941 Election Day polling... Read More

Obama accuses Trump of COVID-19 ‘incompetence’ at Orlando rally

The drive-in rally, held outside Camping World Stadium in the park that was once Tinker Field, drew supporters in 273 cars, the campaign said. The vehicles wrapped around the podium, and drivers honked their horns and cheered in approval as Obama spoke. The audience was invitation-only, as the Biden campaign sought to limit crowd size and maintain social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More

Florida’s Seminole Tribe wins fight to reclaim ancestors and artifacts

The Smithsonian has returned about 6,200 ancestors and over 200,000 artifacts that they know belonged to certain tribes and were so deemed “culturally affiliated” with that tribe. Now, when tribes request to reclaim their ancestors who have been labeled “culturally unaffiliated,” Billeck’s staff will have to handle it on a case by case basis, he said. ... Read More

Hurricane Zeta aims for storm-weary U.S. Gulf coast

A storm surge watch is in effect from Intracoastal City, La., to Navarre, Fla. A hurricane watch is in effect from Morgan City, La., to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including New Orleans. A tropical storm watch is in effect from the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line in Florida, and from west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City. ... Read More