2020 presidential election

Election skeptics suing to ‘audit’ 2020 Fulton ballots running short of options

BY: - July 19, 2021

Ten Fulton County, Ga., voters looking to prove the baseless claims that widespread fraud factored in President Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 general election victory are banking on their review of public records to provide ammunition in their quest for an in-depth inspection of absentee ballots. But even with their revelation this week that they’ve identified […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president, including several FL lawmakers

BY: - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

Trump loyalist Perdue fights for not just his seat but the future of the GOP

BY: - December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON—Sen. David Perdue during his six years in Congress served as a close ally of President Donald Trump. But with Trump in defeat, it now falls to the senior Georgia senator to preserve not just his own seat in January’s runoff election but also control of the U.S. Senate as the GOP’s last bastion in […]

Election Day Nov. 3, 2020 in FL: 816,700 COVID-19 infections and 16,890 deaths of FL residents

BY: - November 3, 2020

COVID-19 has been a major factor in the 2020 presidential election, with voters concerned about the virus and the disease that has killed thousands of people. President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have different views about the handling of COVID-19, and how voters react could potentially impact election results. The Florida Department […]

COMMENTARY

Frank DeFilippo: Are Democrats Mean Enough?

BY: - September 7, 2020

In the great game of politics, Democrats, as a party, lack a mean streak. Too often they seem fixated on agendas, searching for the soul of America, or fighting with each other instead of Republicans. If they win across-the-board power in November, as many expect they will, the question is whether they’ll use it to […]

President Trump, Joe Biden ramp up campaign advertising as November general election draws closer

BY: - September 4, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election draws near, campaign advertising for former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is ramping up as the candidates attack each other over the economy, the coronavirus pandemic, and street violence. Ads for both candidates have been airing online and on television in key swing states including Florida, tailored […]

Fox News asked to revise a teacher union ad criticizing Trump, McConnell on reopening schools

BY: - August 26, 2020

UPDATE: The Florida Phoenix reached out to Fox on Wednesday afternoon. Fox responded at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday in a statement related to the AFT ad. The statement said, in part: “Fox News did not reject the ad. The network asked for AFT to revise the ad for accuracy and instead of receiving a revised spot, […]

Low-income Americans are less likely to vote in national elections — yet it doesn’t have to be that way.

BY: - August 11, 2020

Voters from low-income backgrounds are consistently less likely to vote in national elections compared to those with higher incomes, a new study shows — a potential harbinger as the 2020 presidential election looms in swing states such as Florida. Why don’t low-income voters go to the polls? In 2016, when Donald Trump won the presidency, […]