Episode 233

Post-primary

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August 19th, 2020

19 mins 10 secs

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Florida’s primaries are over and it’s on to November. Two Sunrise regulars — Peter Schorsch and Steve Vancore — will talk about Tuesday’s results. We’ll also hear from Florida’s chief elections officer, who says the primary went well.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The death toll from COVID-19 is approaching the 10,000 mark. Florida’s Department of Health reported another 216 fatalities Tuesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 9,893; 96 of those new fatalities were in nursing homes or long-term care facilities.

— Officials also confirmed almost 4,000 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday… increasing the statewide total to almost 580,000. And there are nearly 5,500 COVID-19 patients in Florida hospitals right now.

— The voting rights of former felons are about to be decided by a federal appeals court in Atlanta … where the governor is appealing a decision that says Florida’s plan for restoring voting rights amounts to an illegal pay-to-vote scheme.

— The timing couldn’t have been better because the case was heard on the same day Floridians voted in the primary.

— And the latest with a Florida Woman who lost her job as a cop because her Twitter bio proclaimed she was a member of the KKK.