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Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan is a 2009 graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism, and a proud native of Tallahassee. He has covered city council and community events at the Gadsden County Times, worked as a sports news assistant at the Tallahassee Democrat, a communications specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as a proofreader at the Florida Law Weekly.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of FL stands by Trump in doubts “about the veracity of this election.”

By: - November 11, 2020

While President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio supports President Donald Trump taking legal action to challenge voting results in the 2020 presidential election. “At the core of our republic, its legitimacy comes from people’s confidence in the elections,” Rubio, a Republican, told Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday evening. […]

U.S. Supreme Court justices may pave the way to uphold Obamacare; Biden says ACA ‘affects every single American family’

By: - November 10, 2020

In oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, at least two justices — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — appeared optimistic regarding the survival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed by former President Barack Obama in 2010. “This is a very straightforward case…meaning that we would excise […]

Health care battle in high court: FL Attorney General Ashley Moody sides with dismantling Obamacare

By: - November 10, 2020

The fate of affordable health care is front and center Tuesday, as Florida and other Republican-led states are battling in court to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has provided health insurance for millions of Americans, even as the COVID-19 pandemic was raging. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case called […]

A minimum wage victory for working families in FL could also run into pitfalls if lawmakers get involved

By: - November 4, 2020

Advocates for higher wages for working families celebrated Tuesday night, as Florida voters narrowly approved Amendment 2 on the ballot to raise the state’s minimum wage incrementally until it reaches $15 per hour in 2026. Overall, 60.8 percent of voters said yes to the minimum wage boosts — the amendment needed at least 60 percent […]

Election Day in-person voting was mostly smooth, but tensions have been rising

By: and - November 3, 2020

Throughout Election Day, Florida voters have had a relatively calm experience at the polls — but tensions have been brewing over myriad complications: U.S Department of Justice staffers are in Florida to monitor for violations of federal voting rights law involving six counties: Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach; A federal judge instructed […]

Florida voters can hop a free ride to the polls on Election Day

By: - November 2, 2020

Florida voters who lack transportation can score free and discounted rides from Lyft and Uber to and from the polls on Election Day, thanks in part to a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout among young and low-income people and seniors. Plus1Vote is offering the free rides via Lyft as many Floridians suffer financial […]

Civil rights groups wait for response from Attorney General Ashley Moody on voter intimidation issues

By: - October 30, 2020

Following a barrage of complaints from Florida voters about intimidation and threatening emails, civil rights groups are urging Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to issue a public statement warning perpetrators that intimidating voters is a serious crime under state and federal law. “Issuance of a public statement about voter intimidation by your office is critically […]

Biden holds narrow lead over Trump among Latino voters in FL, but Cuban-American voters favor the president

By: - October 29, 2020

As the general election draws near, Latino voters in Florida slightly favor former vice president Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, according to a state poll released Thursday. Biden holds only a slight lead among Hispanic voters in the battleground state, with 48 percent saying they’d vote for Biden compared to 43 percent voting for […]

FL voting rights group deploying volunteer ‘poll monitors’ at polling sites

By: - October 28, 2020

In a contentious election year, a nonpartisan group plans to ensure voters in battleground states such as Florida are protected from intimidation, misinformation and other potential issues at polling sites on Election Day. Common Cause Florida, a grassroots nonpartisan organization, has already recruited 2,500 volunteers through its Election Protection program to help voters navigate the […]

Young voters may play a big role in the upcoming election — but will they turn out?

By: and - October 28, 2020

Bradley Gay, 25, is a second grade teacher assistant at a private school in Tallahassee. As a young voter, he sees his generation as a key demographic in shaping the future of Florida and national politics. “I think the youth vote will have a lot to do with that in this election,” said Gay in […]

VP Pence in the state capital; rips on Joe Biden’s ‘socialist’ health care plans as election looms

By: - October 24, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence warned a drenched and crowded audience in Tallahassee Saturday evening that a Joe Biden presidency would threaten health care plans around the country. Pence, a Republican, criticized former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden for allegedly “socializing” health care with the establishment of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare because it […]

Nikki Fried urges Trump campaign rally attendees to mask up against COVID-19

By: - October 23, 2020

With President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence planning multiple rallies across Florida, leading Democrats are again voicing concern that those events could become vectors for COVID-19 outbreaks. “Anytime that Trump comes to not just the state of Florida, but across the country, we are seeing this as an opportunity for super spreaders,” Agriculture Commissioner […]