elections

  • Campaigning in COVID-19 can have unexpected outcomes.

  • HOUSTON -- The latest on voting on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (all times local):

  • In a tough blow to LGBT people everywhere, Houston voters on Tuesday repealed a year-old non-discrimination ordinance –a repeal that appeared to be largely driven by fears that it would enable sexual predators to enter women’s restrooms to assault young girls.

  • Kate Brown became the first openly LGBT person to be elected governor, winning the office in Oregon November 8. Elsewhere in the nation, there were only a few scattered “firsts” to be celebrated, and 61 percent of 188 openly LGBT candidates this year won their races.

  • According to a poll taken by the American Psychological Association, 52% of Americans polled said that the presidential election is a “significant source of stress” in their lives. As one American who has been stressed out by the most tumultuous election in my lifetime, I am surprised that more Americans have not been driven to the brink of insanity. We have unpopular candidates; an angry and divided nation; discredited institutions; a mistrusted press; and social media that brings out the worst in people. Though previous elections were not without controversy or scandal, they tended to remain in the background of our lives until Election Day (unless, of course, we were involved in a campaign). Today the 24-hour media keeps bombarding us with the crimes, follies and misfortunes of candidates, their families, staff and allies, until we are sick and tired of it. To run for office means having your life dissected by a basket of deplorables (to quote one of Hillary Clinton’s most unfortunate phrases) who spout their hatred on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat under the cover of anonymity. Whoever is elected President on November 8 will be hated by half the population, who with their supporters in office will try to make her administration a living hell.

  • (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden ended months of intense speculation about his political future on Wednesday by announcing he wouldn't seek the presidency, abandoning a dream he's harbored for decades and putting Hillary Clinton in a stronger position to capture the Democratic nomination. With President Barack Obama at his side in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said the window for a presidential campaign "has closed."

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  • Of the three candidates in the race for mayor of Wilton Manors, Josie Smith-Malave would likely be considered the novice.  

  • Julie Carson’s 2020 latest campaign began in a straightforward fashion — a familiar run for re-election to the Wilton Manors City Commission.  

  • WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts.

  • Teri Johnston, the first lesbian mayor of Key West, won her bid at a second term as the island’s mayor Tuesday night capturing 59% of the vote. 

  • Tuesday was a good night for LGBT candidates and an historic one for transgender candidates. There were at least 71 openly LGBT candidates in 23 states. Of those, 55 percent won, 35 percent lost, and the results of 10 percent were not yet settled as of deadline.

  • In October former presidential candidate Joe Biden told the Philadelphia Gay News he would “make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days — a priority that Donald Trump opposes.”

  • In the final weeks of Campaign 2020, South Florida’s largest LGBT political groups are pushing hard to make sure gay voters and their allies are registered, and know how to cast their ballots.

  • Early data from exit polls conducted with voters Nov. 3 indicate that two-thirds of the LGBT vote went to Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, who appears to have been poised Friday morning to easily win enough electoral votes to secure victory. 

  • Almost half of Palm Beach County candidates endorsed by Palm Beach County Human Rights Council won in local elections Tuesday night.

  • The new Oakland Park Commission was sworn-in Wednesday night.

  • Forget what the pundits are not telling you. You have me.

  • The primary elections in Broward County demonstrated two things rather convincingly, each worthy of note.  

  • Once and for all, will America please stand up to the bully that is @realDonaldTrump?

  • Supporting the reauthorization of funds for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County is good for our community! Why?

  • Republican Carl DeMaio on Sunday conceded defeat to incumbent Scott Peters in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races to represent a large part of San Diego, ending a bitter campaign that was rocked by claims that he sexually harassed a former staffer.

  • It hurts, but Elijah Manley said he is not giving up. 

  • Paulette Armstead, an out black woman, was defeated in her bid to be the next Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach County Tuesday night. She lost to the incumbent, Wendy Sartory Link, in a landslide with 71% of the vote.  

  •  The country is shocked with Tuesday’s election results, and Trump’s win has sent many into protest and panic over uncertainty for the future.

    Some residents of Palm Beach County are gathering to protest the President Elect tomorrow night — at the Trump Plaza in West Palm Beach.

  • Palm Springs in California will be experiencing a political shift after Tuesday night’s election. Lisa Middleton, an openly trans woman, along with Christy Holstege, who identifies as bisexual, will be joining joining gay councilmembers Geoff Kors, J.R. Roberts and Harold Matzner on the council.

  • Voters in Wilton Manors elected two fresh faces to the city commission. 

  • Two prominent Senate Republicans announced Tuesday they would seek a second term in the U.S. Senate, although their announcements had dramatically different implications on the 2016 presidential contest.

  • President Donald Trump made a shaky pitch at 2:30 Wednesday morning that he should be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election and that he would be “going to the U.S. Supreme Court” to make it so.

  • Update: The date to register to vote has been extended to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 since the state's website crashed on Monday. Original story below.
     
    The deadline for Florida voters to register or update their registration is coming soon — Oct. 5. Here are some things you need to know in order to conduct our most patriotic duty as Americans: exercising our right to vote. 

  • Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats Tuesday night to take over the majority there, but in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor’s office in three strongly Democratic states –Illinois, Maryland, and, apparently Massachusetts.

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