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The Daily 202: If these Latinos vote, Hillary Clinton will probably win Florida

With Breanne Deppisch


KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Barack Obama narrowly won Florida in 2012 by expanding the electorate. Hillary Clinton, with help from her allies, is trying to do that again in 2016.

Indicators on the ground and in the early ballot numbers suggest that many low-frequency voters, particularly Latinos, will participate in this year’s election.


Pro-Clinton forces undeniably have a better ground game than pro-Trump forces, which were slow to ramp up.


It is helpful to think of get-out-the-vote operations like a special teams unit in football. It will not win you the game if you’re down a few touchdowns, but it can make the difference at the end of a close match-up. Right now, Clinton really just needs a field goal to block Trump’s path to the presidency. But it’s not totally clear how many yards she has to kick the ball.

That is why the kind of canvassing work that Leticia Nieves is doing in this working-class suburb of Orlando could prove pivotal. Two months ago, the 37-year-old was unemployed and living in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, when she saw an ad offering $15 an hour to knock doors in Florida. Now she is one of nearly 500 paid canvassers working in Florida for the Center for Community Change Action.

Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 10:49 AM (2 replies)

Variety Magazine Goes To Bat For Hillary Clinton In First-Ever Presidential Endorsement

The entertainment industry magazine broke with a 111-year-old tradition on Tuesday.

Variety magazine has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, marking the first time in more than 100 years that Hollywood’s oldest entertainment industry trade magazine has made a presidential endorsement.

Variety announced their endorsement of Clinton on Tuesday and joins a growing list of publications like The Atlantic and the conservative Arizona Republic newspaper that have made unprecedented or otherwise rare endorsements of the Democratic nominee this election season.

The magazine acknowledged it was unusual for a trade publication to make such an endorsement, but said this of all years was the one in which the editors-in-chief and Variety’s publisher, Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, felt moved to “buck tradition and take a public stance on this historic election.”

Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 10:45 AM (5 replies)

What's going on with the septa strike in Philly?

What's going on with the septa strike in Philly?

For anyone who lives out that way, what's going on? Is it severely impacting how people move about the city? Are the GOTV folks working on some ways to make sure people can get to the polls of this thing lingers on?
Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 09:32 AM (4 replies)

Interesting information via a thread over at Daily Kos....

This from a thread over at Daily Kos. It sounds like there might be some good dirts in those Non-disclosure agreements (maybe from the Apprentice?). Who could we get this to -- to dig around?


mmmkay77 AmericanIdeal Oct 31 · 06:05:07 PM
True, the line of attack has likely been known for some time, but the coordination today has been masterful. Best. Pivot. Ever.

And if Liz Mair is to be believed this is STILL not the biggest story hiding here. She’s hinting that it’s more sex on Twitter now.

Liz Mair @LizMair
Fuck it, I'll just say it. Someone should be digging harder into NDAs that certain women have allegedly signed benefiting Trump.
5:55 PM - 31 Oct 2016
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Liz Mair @LizMair
The Russia stuff is important. The taxes stuff is interesting. But it's not as big ticket as at least one other big thing out there.
5:56 PM - 31 Oct 2016
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Liz Mair @LizMair
Just do your fucking jobs, reporters. And Dems, if you can't do the necessary to get the story written, then you deserve to lose to him.
5:57 PM - 31 Oct 2016

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