Past Meetup

Let's discuss the issues and players on the Florida ballot this November!

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Carrollwood Cultural Center

4537 Lowell Road · Tampa, FL

How to find us

We meet in the conference room on the second floor beside the elevator.

Location image of event venue

Details

There are 12 amendments and two vital positions on the ballot, so we'll keep the discussion focused on Florida.

Our discussion should be calm and respectful. Please come prepared to defend your position with evidence and/or reason or ask reasonable questions that someone may be able to answer.

Governor: Andrew Gillum vs. Ron DeSantis
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/20/17860508/florida-elections-2018-governor-andrew-gillum-ron-desantis

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/09/06/sizing_up_the_florida_governor_race_137998.html

Senator: Rick Scott vs. Bill Nelson
https://www.news-press.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/31/florida-senate-race-rick-scott-bill-nelson-face-off-epic-matchup/1156316002/

https://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/senate/fl/florida_senate_scott_vs_nelson-6246.html

Two separate polls released Wednesday show the Bill Nelson-Rick Scott race for U.S. Senate is tied. Both surveys show Republican Scott with a 1 percentage point lead over Democrat Nelson.

The Florida Atlantic University poll released Wednesday reported Scott had the support of 42 percent of likely voters. Nelson had 41 percent. The FAU poll, which has been regularly questioning voters about the Senate race, shows a trend in Nelson’s direction.

The Reuters/Ipsos/University of Virginia Center for Politics Poll reported Scott had the support of 46 percent of likely voters. Nelson had support of 45 percent of likely voters.

There are 12 amendments, although a few have been removed at the time of this writing. Space does not allow descriptions of each (I tried but ran over the limit), so lease check one of the below sites for a breakdown.

The most controversial is Amendment 4 which proposes returning voting rights to felons after they have served their sentence and probation.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article213043344.html

https://www.lwvfl.org/amendments/

https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_2018_ballot_measures