USA: Early voting kicks off in Florida’s crucial midterm elections

Hundreds of Floridians headed to polling stations in Orlando on Monday, as the state’s largest counties opened up early voting centres for the upcoming midterm elections. The number of voters at early voting centres, which are to be open for 14 straight days ahead of the November 6 Election Day, is seen as a key test in a highly contested election touted as an unofficial referendum on the... Еще Presidency of Donald Trump. Florida is considered a swing-state, and is a crucial state for Democrats hoping to see their party retake the House from the GOP majority as part of the so-called “blue wave.” This year's midterm elections promise to be historical in many levels, with Florida currently looking at the possibility of electing its first black Governor, as the campaign of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum picks up steam against Trump-backed GOP candidate Ron DeSantis. In another highly contested run, outgoing Governor Rick Scott is aiming at taking incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson’s seat in the Senate. Nearly 1 million Floridians already voted by mail, with a total of 31 of the 67 Florida counties opening for early vote this week.

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