Only in Florida…
A Florida man is accused of stealing a bulldozer in his neighborhood to destroy Biden-Harris signs in his neighborhood.
No one was hurt or injured during the incident.
Other than the yard signs, the only other property damaged was someone's fence.
People are now accusing the man of a race-based hate crime, since many people living in the neighborhood are black.
However, the police report has made no mention of race.
More details on this incident below:
According to initial reports, the man went to a construction site in order to steal the bulldozer.
He then drove the bulldozer off the site and began tearing down Biden signs in a nearby neighborhood.
According to The Hill:
Bay News 9 reported that 26-year-old James Blight told police he was drunk at the time and did not remember the incident. Residents told the news outlet that Blight stole signs from some houses and destroyed at least one resident's chain-link fence, while destroying others on his rampage around town.
“This man came onto my property, took the two Joe Biden signs I had in my yard and them came back with a bulldozer to run down my fence,” said Adam Burgess, the town's former vice mayor, in an interview with Bay News 9.
“He stopped traffic and cussed everybody out,” another resident told the news channel. “There were four signs on H Street, he took the front loader and dug them up.”
Representatives from the Trump and Biden campaigns did not immediately return a request for comment.
Florida is seen as a key target of President Trump's reelection efforts; he won the state over Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016 by just over 1 percent of the vote. A FiveThirtyEight average of polls in the state shows Biden with a lead of just over two percentage points.
It's worth noting that every report mentions that the man was drunk and does not mention his actions.
Florida is widely considered one of the battleground states that will decide this election.
The media has been touting high turnout by Democrats.
But something is happening...
The RED WAVE is coming.
Politico reports that Republicans are beginning to turn out en masse and vote, despite predictions that most Republicans would wait until election day:
Florida Republicans are pouring out of the trenches.
After weeks of Democrats outvoting them by mail, Republican voters stormed early voting precincts in person this week, taking large bites out of their opponents’ historic lead in pre-Election Day ballots.
The Democratic advantage was still huge as of Saturday morning: 387,000 ballots. But that’s a 21 percent reduction from Democrats’ high water mark, set three days prior. The election is in 10 days.
President Donald Trump was one of those GOP voters going to the polls, kicking off Florida’s statewide in-person early voting period Saturday by casting his ballot in West Palm Beach and livestreaming an event to urge supporters to show up and catch Democrats. Further south, in Miami, former President Barack Obama held a rally for his former vice president, Joe Biden, at Florida International University.
The split-screen schedule of the two presidents, each of whom carried Florida with different voter coalitions, shed light on the different strategies of the two campaigns in Trump’s must-win state, with the president trying to supersize older and white voter turnout and Obama seeking to boost young Black and Latino voting.
“One of the biggest shortcomings in 2016 was Hillary Clinton was unable to assemble the Obama coalition, especially among younger Black voters and especially among younger Black men. The Biden campaign has accurately identified that that’s a challenge they need to overcome this time,” said Tom Bonier, CEO of the Democratic data firm TargetSmart.
“So Obama [going] there is probably one of the items on the checklist and why the Obama visit makes sense.”
According to TargetSmart’s analysis, Black voters ages 18 to 29 have cast 15.8 percent of the total ballots so far in Florida out of all voters in that age range. That’s half a percentage point down from the same period in 2016. Bonier pointed out that the total vote of that group, along with nearly all other demographics in the state, is up in raw votes and that “it’s not as if the numbers are bad. There’s opportunity.”
Bonier pointed out that white voters without a college degree, Trump’s most loyal supporters, have a smaller share of the vote so far compared with 10 days before the election in 2016.
But Republicans are expecting those white voters to show now that in-person early voting has started in every county. As for young Black voter turnout, it’s problematic for Biden that he’s not even matching Clinton’s 2016 totals, which still weren't enough for her, said Florida’s top Republican data analyst, Ryan Tyson.
“If they’re excited about matching Clinton turnout, I say, ‘please do,’” Tyson said. “The only turnout that can defeat Trump soundly is an Obama coalition turnout, a turnout of the ascendant electorate of young voters, especially African American and Latino. Biden isn’t getting that. That’s why they’re bringing Obama to Miami. It’s appropriate to call it a rescue mission by Obama.”
Overall, Black voter and Hispanic voter turnout as a share of the early and absentee vote is higher than at this stage in 2016. But that’s mainly because of voting by older, high-propensity voters, who were expected to turn out anyway, Tyson said. Democrats have led the way in turning out far more of these reliable voters than Republicans, who have 401,000 more high-propensity voters itching to cast ballots in person.
Republicans’ advantage in high-propensity voters in 2016 helped Trump overcome a deficit of nearly 247,000 votes on Election Day morning and beat Hillary Clinton by less than 113,000 votes.
Of course, it's too early to make any predictions.
But... if the momentum, stays with President Trump, then it looks like Republicans can breathe a sigh of relief on election day.
A lot can change in a week.
And we believe that people will vote to Make America Great Again... Again!