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Voter Registration Ramps Up

September 29th, 2016 by flanews

With Florida likely to be the key to a presidential victory – the battle for the sunshine state is heating up in the lead up to November.  As Matt Galka tells us, one campaign is pushing voter registration and early voting.

There were just under 12 and a half million people registered to vote in Florida at the end of last month.  But with just about two weeks left – the race is on to sign-up as many people up as possible.

Kyra Mason registered on Florida State’s campus Thursday.

“I think we have a big voice, and I think we’re a deciding factor of the future,” said the FSU student.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign enlisted the help of former NBA player Jason Collins to lead a registration event at the school.

“There’s big issues, there are big stakes, and it’s important who will be sitting in the Oval office for the next four years and I want that to be Hillary Clinton,” he said to a group of students.

Collins was the first openly gay major sports athlete in the country.  He said the language coming from the right pushed him to stump for Clinton.

“Donald Trump uses language that preys on people’s fears, he uses language that pulls people apart, and the country, going forward – needs a candidate that uses language of equality and inclusion,” said Collins.

And the Clinton campaign is calling on the state to use the maximum number of early voting hours starting October 24th.

Couple that with robo calls urging people to send in their votes, and the old expression is ringing true for the two candidates vying for the white house and for Florida – every vote counts.

Nine counties out of Florida’s 67 are offering the 168 maximum early voting hours. The voter registration deadline in October 11th.

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