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Early Voting; Independent And Undecided Voters; Threatening Emails; Audio Postcards

Trump and Biden
President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden

Turnout has been strong for early voing in Florida. More than 4.8 million Floridians - a third of the state’s registered voters - had already voted by mail or at the polls by Friday morning.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump and formerVice President Joe Biden are back on the campaign trail after their final debate Thursday night, with the president campaigning in Florida Friday.

Michael McDonald, a Professor of Political Science at theUniversity of Florida, runsThe United States Election Project, an information source for the nation’s electoral system. He joined us to discuss voter turnout and how undecided and NPA voters might affect the election results.

Threatening Emails

Also this week, some Florida Democratic voters found threatening emails in their inboxes claiming that if the recipient didn’t vote for President Trump, “we will come after you.” The emails were purported to have gotten access to “the entire voting infrastructure.”

The emails were made to appear as if they were sent from the far-right group Proud Boys, but the group denied any involvement. John Ratcliff, Director of National Intelligence, blamed election interference from Iran for the emails.

Matt Dixon, the Florida Bureau Chief for Politico, is following early voting around the state and spoke with us about the threatening emails, Florida’s early voting turnout, and the election overall.

Audio Postcards From Florida Voters

Voters from across the crucial I-4 Corridor have shared their thoughts on the upcoming election in their own words via audio postcards. This week, we heard from Myles Suber of St. Petersburg.

WUSF’sBradley George produced the audio postcard as part ofAmerica Amplified, a national reporting initiative supported by theCorporation for Public Broadcasting.

Katherine Hobbs can be reached at or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.