Florida GOP Senate Leader to Miss Electoral College Vote After Testing Positive for Covid-19

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, a Republican, has informed Governor Ron DeSantis that he will miss today’s Electoral College vote in the state after testing positive for Covid-19.

“In advance of the Electoral College meeting scheduled for this afternoon, last night I tested for COVID-19, and my test came back positive,” Simpson wrote in a letter addressed to the governor. read more

Anti-Trump Republican Group Will Spend $4 Million on “Project Orange Crush” Ads in Florida

A group of Republicans opposed to Donald Trump’s reelection plans to spend almost $4 million on ads in Florida aimed at convincing wavering voters to back Joe Biden.

Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT) will run two ads in the crucial swing state in October as part of what they’re calling “Project Orange Crush.” The initial spend will approach $4 million. read more

LeBron James’ Nonprofit is Paying Debts for Former Felons Looking to Vote in Florida

Basketball star LeBron James is raising funds to help people in Florida with felony records pay outstanding court debts that prevent them from voting. The initiative is part of More Than a Vote, an organization that has dedicated at least part of its efforts to safeguarding African-American voting rights since James and a team of other black athletes and entertainers formed it last month. read more