Three weeks until the election, we hope.
With doubt cast as to the timeliness of the results, Americans are voting and the candidates are campaigning. President Donald Trump held what is now dubbed a “superspreader” rally on Monday in Seminole County.
Barely a week after his COVID-19 diagnosis, Trump told his mostly maskless and tightly packed supporters he was now immune to the virus and wanted to kiss “guys” and “beautiful women” in the crowd.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead Trump in national polling. Biden campaigned in South Florida Tuesday, with stops in Pembroke Pines and Miramar. Florida, and its 29 electoral college votes, remain a toss-up.
Biden acknowledged the importance of the LGBT community on National Coming Out Day.
“I want every member of the LGBTQ+ community to know you are loved and accepted just as you are — whether you’ve come out or not. I’ll fight every day in the White House to create a country where you can live open, proud, and free — without fear,” Biden tweeted.
Biden also recognized the 22nd anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. Shepard’s brutal murder led to a hate crimes prevention act, signed into law by former President Barack Obama in 2009.
“Over two decades later, violence against LGBTQ+ Americans is at an all-time high,” Biden tweeted on Monday. “As president, I’ll strengthen our hate crimes laws and make clear that bigotry has no place in America.”