Early voting has concluded, and voters will take to the polls on November 8th to elect the future of the American government. With Democrats stressing that freedom is on the ballot, one issue that has predominated Democratic platforms across the country is abortion rights. However, numerous Democrats have taken to social media, urging voters to cast their ballots as they have not received significant support in early voting.
Over the weekend, the Miami New Times published an analysis of Florida’s gubernatorial race, commenting that Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) “has a snowball’s chance” of winning the race.
The New York Times similarly published an editorial, explaining that Miami-Dade was once a Democratic lock, but it has since shifted red with each passing election.
Specifically, early voting in Miami-Dade County has the county voting red, and according to a model by FiveThirtyEight, it shows that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is the favored candidate in the gubernatorial race with 54.8 percent of the popular vote.
In response to the early voting numbers, Florida Reps. Anna V. Eskamani (D) and Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) have taken to social media to warn voters that they need to go to the polls and vote.
Showing early voting numbers for several House and Senate races, the Florida Democrats signaled that Democratic voters cannot remain idle in the hopes of others pushing candidates to the finish line. Eskamani shared a graph with early voting numbers for Guillermo Smith’s race, which showed Republicans overtaking Democrats in voting.
“If you think your vote doesn’t count, you are wrong – I mean, just look at how close these Legislative races are!” shared Eskamani.
In a press conference, Karine Jean-Pierre, President Joe Biden’s (D) press secretary, was asked about Republicans taking significant wins on Tuesday night and how the president would address a Republican House and Senate. However, Jean-Pierre noted that people shouldn’t get ahead of themselves and when the president is ready to speak on the outcome of the election, he will.