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reminds us that this virus does not discriminate against the young or the healthy. the doctor leaves behind a wife and two children. warren bowie was a high school english teacher in wisconsin, recently retired he passed away sunday from coronavirus complications. the career spanned 20 years and impacted thousands of students who remember him as a true inspiration. he was just 57 years old. may they rest in peace and may their memories be a blessing. the following is a cnn special report. ♪ >> with its 29 electoral votes donald trump wins florida. >> it was a stunning defeat. >> he won this battleground state right here, florida. >> i, donald john trump do solemnly swear -- >> four years later --
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>> white house. >> if you're still supporting donald trump you're a racist, you're a bigot. >> my students are very aware of what is happening. they're very aware of police killings. >> when you do meet people supporting joe biden what is that conversation like? >> very short. >> the political divide. >> turn the [ bleep ] around. >> wider than ever. >> you're literally talking in different realms of fact. >> it was just out and out nasty. >> and in florida, we are expecting a record number of people to mail-in vote. millions of ballots. >> the anger and unrest are driving voters to the polls. >> i wanted to do something, to get out. >> what made you switch parties? >> i feel like the party has moved in a different direction. >> it is only solidified my position. >> the difference? who wins this swing state often wins the white house. >> is florida a must win for donald trump? >> there really is no math. he really has to win here to
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have any chance of being president. >> why it matters, for biden. >> this is the most important election in our lifetime. >> and for trump. >> my administration is focused on delivering real results. >> how would you describe this part of florida? >> 10,000 kilowatts of red state debate. >> tonight, "divided we stand: inside america's anger." here in central, florida, trump won sumpter county by nearly 70%. in the retirement community, the villages, republicans outnumber democrats 2 to 1. ♪ how are things at the villages these days? >> tense. >> has it always been so divisive in the villages? >> since trump. >> you know, all the people that hated obama have turned into trump supporters.
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my girlfriend is a big trump supporter. >> and you're still together? >> barely. i don't know if we're going to make it through the election. >> is there a political divide in the villages? do you feel it as trump supporters? >> we're golfers and i think he is golfing with three of his friends who are very, very strong democrats. >> we don't see a lot of fights, arguing here. everybody gets along here. it's the friendliest hometown in the united states. >> nut house! >> there you go, white power. >> in june of 2020 donald trump retweeted a video of a trump rally taking place here. >> the white house in damage control again. >> guy in the golf cart chanting white power. >> the defense? the president didn't see it. >> what was that like? >> i was across the street. i just thought that that guy that screamed white power was just a tip of the iceberg.
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>> [ bleep ]. >> [ bleep ]. >> you touch me -- >> i believe after almost four years of fighting these people, arguing with these people if you're still supporting donald trump you're a racist, a bigot, a greedily s.o.b. or stupid. i was going in the grocery store and a guy started screaming at me. you know? and what i do now is after a minute or two of screaming, i say to him, i say to him, i'm going to give you the first shot free. you punch me in the face and then i'm going to send you to the hospital. >> i will get in your face. >> i'm not going to be intimidated by these s.o.b.s. >> how do you like my son? >> you have been out and about protesting in the vim ands, protesting donald trump for years now. >> one of my favorite spots because i get so much traffic. >> yeah! yeah! >> you say you were physically attacked by a trump supporter. >> i had to hit the brakes and
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he grabbed me by the neck and dug his fat fingernails in my neck and dragged me out on to the pavement and i got to my feet and i pumped him in the face as hard as i can punch. this is the first punch i've thrown in 50 years but i nailed him. >> you have your signage, called people here racist bigots, do you think you're adding to the divisiveness? >> i didn't make them bigots and racists. i'm just pointing it out. >> do you feel at all you have done is changed any minds? >> i never intended to. that's where people get me wrong. trying to just point out to these democrats around here you don't have to hide from these people anymore. >> when i moved here six years ago you didn't see a democratic bumper sticker, shirt. people would bhis per to you, i'm a democrat, too.
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>> fm 101.2 villages. >> there are a lot of people who i've asked if they would publicly talk about why they voted for trump in '16 and what's changed their opinion and why they're voting for joe biden in '20. and while they'll talk to me, they're afraid to talk to the press. politics is a big part of life in the villages and you can lose your social group. >> i might fall into the camp of those who voted against hillary clinton versus voted for donald trump. she had her missteps and was like trying to make a tough choice and i said i will vote and that ended up being the vote and i could have never anticipated, you know, what's transpired since then. >> did you have conferred in trump when you voted for him? >> to some degree. i had a belief a business person could take over the $4 trillion plus government and kind of make some sense of it. >> what happened over the past
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four years that charnged your mind? >> the answer is starting with the inaugural. if you have to start lying to people about the number of people that showed up and been a series of lies ever since. >> there's more than 100,000 people that live here. have you been able to find other people like yourself who regret their decision to vote for trump? >> not very many. very few, actually. i respect people's right to vote for donald trump as much as i hope they respect my vote for joe biden but can we keep it civil? that's what our democracy is all about. >> nasty language. >> which is not necessarily the case if you see the youtube videos. >> tell donald trump to come down here. i want to punch him in the nose. >> this idea that we're all feuding in the streets because nobody can get along is nonsense. we have seen one terrible ins didn't of eight seconds that the national media and international media has tried to blow out of proportion. >> nut house. >> are you talking about the guy at the trump rally who on the
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golf cart chanting white power and the president retweeted. >> i'm more than happy to talk about the video. >> nazi. nazi racist pigs. >> what led up to that unfortunate incident was provocative, vulgar. >> you turd. you [ bleep ] turd. >> it was just out and out nasty. >> we talked to ed and said he's been attacked at least two times. >> i wasn't there. i can't respond. i would say this, though. i think the fact that we have large numbers of people who are willing to go out and express their support is good. >> how do you think the pandemic's been hand ld by president trump? >> if you listen to what the democrats are saying what is it that they would do that's different? if you look at the early reporting -- >> a mask mandate. >> the president had a mask -- the president had recommended the wearing of mask back in march. >> that is not a mandate. >> yeah. >> but then he also didn't wear one. >> but he was also surrounded by people who were tested every
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day. >> but he did hold this indoor rally. >> yeah. >> several. >> see what happens. let's see what happens. >> i hear from you, two great senators and your governor we are doing very well in oklahoma. that's the word. that's the word. coming up -- >> the way you talk about them being losers -- >> you see yourself of being an outlier in the community of veterans? >> this was a devastating hit from a category 4. >> we need more support and not to feel abandoned. >> no one ever thinks something so traumatic and terrible will happen to you until it does.
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>> no peace! >> what democracy looks like! >> this is what democracy looks like! >> some monumental movement in the deep south. >> in jacksonville, florida, confederate statue is removed without warning in the middle of the night. >> it was charles hemming, fought to maintain the status quo of slavery. >> i was raised here in jacksonville. >> did you find them, babe? no? told you they weren't in there. >> i have noticed how conservative it is, even driving down the street, walking down the street as a child. my sister and i count the amount of confederate flags the see. in elementary school i remember walking to school and then a pickup truck drives by and shouts the "n" word at me. i teach seventh grade exceptional student education. it is interesting because children are very aware of what's going on. >> i know i can!
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be who i want to be. >> i had other students about black lives matter. they know what it is and what's going on. they're very aware of police killings. i can teach them how to become individuals but this world has to be safe enough for them to grow up to become individuals. sorry. i cannot go back to school after the election, look my kids in the face in good conscience if donald trump is re-elected and i didn't vote. i definitely look at voting for kamala and voting for joe biden as a vote against trump. in my opinion, seeing his response to covid, seeing his response to uprisings, he has to be defeated. >> in 2018, there was a lot of voter registration happening in
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the county. when i was out on the streets registering folks to vote, i noticed that a lot of people didn't know were they eligible based off of felonies, sometimes even misdemeanors. probably in a day i would speak to 40 to 50 young black men and out of the 40 to 50 i may register 2 to 3. covid-19 has stalled us actively being out doing grassroots movements, being out and talking to folks hasn't really been a thing. >> in 2018 during the midterm elections, amendment 4 was passed into law. >> voters in florida decided to restore voting rights to felons. >> this is restoring voting rights for more than a million people. >> florida held on to 150-year-old jim crow law that
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permanently barred american citizens from voting for the rest of their life. right? >> an appeals court ruling that could favor republicans in the november election. >> the governor's office argued that a complete sentence means all fines and fees and restitution would be paid. september 11th, 2020, less than a month before the deadline to vote for the election this federal appeals court blocked hundreds of thousands of felons from voting. what happened with that? >> at the end of the day, should our elections be free and accessible by american citizens? and the 11th circuit said no. >> who needs the vote more than the underserved? >> i moved here in 1987. >> african-americans also distrust this voting system. >> i was in the military. i've been in jacksonville,
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florida, ever since my discharge from the military. i was arrested in 2013 for racketeering, scheme to defraud and theft. i believe i started out with $6,000 and something and the interest continued to accrue on it and this is why you never can end this thing. it is crazy. it is madness. i knltd vote because i'm too poor to vote. i have to pay to vote. >> you have had past felony convictions. now you're able to vote. who are you voting for in this presidential election? >> at the end of day, i have to live with this internally and i keep it to myself. >> so you don't want to tell us? >> because it's so sacred! >> i understand. >> because it's so sacred. because the minute i say that, right, it defiles the sacredness of my vote.
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down south, miami-dade has more voters than any other county in florida. and in 2016, the county had the
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highest turnout for a presidential election in 12 years. >> it's really crazy what's going on in the media markets here in south florida and miami-dade county in particular. there's a lot of misinformation, disinformation on spanish language radio in particular. the number one show for spanish language radio compared black lives matter to witchcraft. my own family members, unfortunately, have been impacted by the lies and misinformation they're listening to on spanish language radio and it's led to some really difficult conversations between us because it's really tough to have a political conversation or discussion when you're literally talking in different realms of fact.
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my mom was a doctor in cuba. my dad was a small businessman. he was constantly jailed by castro's thugs and as a result my family and i decided to leave cuba. you know, the whole socialism, communism boogie man that the republicans made up to win over voters in south florida, it is ridiculous. joe biden was vice president for eight years. did the country become a socialist country, a communist country? absolutely not. i think a lot of folks are really waking up to the reality that the republican party and donald trump especially have exploited our trauma. >> there's nothing american about you, you bunch of comies. >> you're going to go four more years of president trump. >> the truth is what's key about
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dade county is not who's going to win it but the margins. in fact, obama wins florida in 2012 because he's able to increase his margin among hispanics in dade county and african-americans in dade county. and although he did worse in the rest of the state than he did in 2008 the increase in margin in dade county won it for him. >> trump earned more than half of the cuban-american vote in 2016. do you think anything has changed in the last four years? >> i think he's going to do significant better among cuban-americans. he spent a lot of time working the community. he's made a lot of trips to south florida. he's also moved to west palm beach. >> my family, they're cuban immigrants. they fled cuba when castro took
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over. they came here, had to start all over again with nothing. >> what do you think of donald trump as a person? >> well, as a person, i'm not so fond of him. i think he can tweet a lot less but i didn't hire him for him as a person. i hired him to get the job done. >> so nothing has changed for you over the last four years that you have seen that would make you hesitate to support him? >> only solidified my position because as a catholic i'm very proud of the fact that donald trump was the first president in u.s. history not only to attend a march for life but to speak at one. and that's something that being pro life, that really made me proud but it's not just that. he protects our right to bear arms. lower taxes. >> you don't think you need to raise tacks to help people through the pandemic financially? >> absolutely not. i think first of all as an american, i want to keep more of
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my hard-earned money. i made that money not the government. >> and the issue of assault weapons, biden's gun control plan does outline a buy back program for assault weapons and the high volume magazines but not mandatory so you're okay with that? >> no. any law -- for gun control is an infringement. the ban on assault weapons only banning them for the good people because the bad people won't all of a sudden say, oh, it's bad now. let me turn in my assault weapon. >> we had to start wearing land yards to make sure you're a student. these are some of my hall passes and stuff. i was in my fourth period, a student swung open the band doors and like screeched code red, code red, everyone inside now. >> 17 people killed at marjorie stoneman douglas high school here in parkland, florida. with about an hour north of
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miami. >> you could hear a pin drop. >> another school shooting in the u.s. an expelled student opens fire on his former classmates. >> i heard what sounded like firecrackers. >> did you know any of the 17 students and teachers that were killed? >> one of the students, her name was carmen, she also was in drama. we talked like we had a little friend group. >> parkland is still one of the ten deadliest shootings in u.s. history happening about two and a half years ago in the middle of donald trump's presidency. how would you say president trump handled that shooting? >> terribly. he did basically nothing. we need to find new solutions because my generation is disproportionately affected by gun violence. no one thinks something so traumatic and terrible will actually happen to you until it does. that's the reality of america and that's why we have to vote. >> four more years!
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the panhandle of florida is historically republican. here in the county trump won by more than 20% in 2016. escambia. >> you have a president that hasn't just publicly disparaged john mccain but disparaged his service. >> come over here if you need a towel. >> the statements of him calling people losers, when you look at
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this president, and you're trying to figure out what the truth is, it gets harder and harder to defend that maybe it's not the truth. >> how would you describe this part of florida? >> 10,000 kilowatts of red state debate. you know? being a marine, i try to focus on the common ground. >> four more years! four more years! >> as we approach election day, here in 2020, do you see yourself as an outlier in terms of the community of veterans? are other veterans voting biden or are you on your own? >> no. it is pretty much as divided as the rest of the united states. >> why are there so many veterans and military here in the panhandle?
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>> we have hundreds of thousands of military in the panhandle that come through pensacola or destine, fort walton beach. look around. quality of life here is just fantastic. you can't beat it. >> how does that high concentration of military and veterans play in the political demographic here? >> santa rosa was 74% of the registered voters voted for donald trump. if you get further, you get to homes county where it was an 80% sen tile. >> down the perdita river. i heard the report of trump said that the veterans were losers and suckers. >> two best flags right there. >> honestly that's just like everyone says is fake news. >> what made you join the marines? >> when i was 18 and i worked with a police officer and he kept telling me that i didn't have the courage or the strength to go into the marine corps so
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one day i decided i'm going to prove you wrong. i served 21 years in the united states marine corps. >> and came down to the panhandle about 2014? >> that's correct. >> fuel tank coming. >> received orders when i was in afghanistan to come down here and be an instructor at the schoolhouse, the naval air station pensacola and been here ever since. >> let me ask you about the yvette rans choice program because critics say there's longer watss for appointments and a new analysis of va claims data says there are higher costs for taxpayers actually so despite all that, you are still supporting donald trump in 2020. >> absolutely. i believe once covid gets over with, the pandemic is over with, i believe that the va health care system will work better. my friends i know all military
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and they believe the same thing that donald trump is going to be the person that's going to help us with the next four years. >> when you do meet people supporting joe biden what's that conversation like? >> very short. it's usually turned into a political battle. >> do you have any family or friends who are voting for joe biden? >> no. >> not a single one? >> i don't have a single one. >> time and money are running out for small business owners with coronavirus cases on the rise and states -- >> a lot of money to a lot of small businesses all over the country and it's helped. >> too much of the money in the programs has gone to big business. most people don't think 500 employees is a small business. >> we have a thing in fort walton called the area of my grandfather involved with 60 years ago. we have about 300,000 people come through a year.
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i have five restaurants here in the pensacola area and one we are at now fish house opened 21 years ago. >> how's the pandemic impacted this area directly? >> we are trying to keep everybody employed that we could. >> has the president's handling of the pandemic changed your support at all for him? have you waivered at all? >> no. against -- no. i think he's done a pretty good job with everything he's done with it. >> in 2019, $930 million was put into our economy just from tourists. so when march hit, april, may, it just devastated. they lost upwards of 50% of their tax revenue. >> i own a retail women's shop. and also have a banquet hall. these right here are the contracts that were set up. either they canceled the date or moved it to next year.
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>> how have things changed since the pandemic? >> there is no business, ped. >> tell me why as a small business owner you're planning to vote for joe biden? >> i know that he's been a poll tin all his life and probably never stepped into small business shoes but i'm hoping that -- i feel like that he has the heart. >> i'm the owner of a pastry shop. i opened it in a namesake of my grandmother. >> what was it like for you to get your business off the ground here? were there challenges? >> seemed like i was climbing the biggest mountain i could ever in my life. i didn't have access to resources. not coming from a family that's affluent. >> tell me about this organization you started for small business owners. >> by a show of hands, who here plans in the business roundtable for this coming up election to vote for mr. trump? >> there's many more people like
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me who weren't born into money and we wanted to help and assist. >> as a small business owner why are you voting for joe biden? >> why wouldn't i? i have to. i feel compelled to. we're not just talking about personal preferences here. we're talking about my safety. (vo) with t-mobile for business, your business has an easy choice.
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here in the sen r center of florida interstate 4 runs 130 miles in daytona beach through orlando to tampa. 1 in 4 floridians live in this region. a region trump won by over
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200,000 votes in 2016. >> hurricane maria is rapidly intensifying. >> millions of americans are being hit right now by a catastrophic storm. >> this was a devastating hit from a category 4. >> the entire island is without power. >> what did it sound like? >> oh my god. what woke me up was like a banging. what i mostly remember is seeing a white haze of wind. >> it was one of the strongest storms in recorded history. >> yeah. we were 100 days out power. barely any signal for cell phones. >> in june of 2018 you and your mother decided to move here to dach port, florida, polk county. what brought you here? >> i definitely felt my future was limited and it hurts me to say it. it really hurts to say it. i love my island, i love puerto rico. >> what did you make of
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president trump's response to the hurricane hitting puerto rico? >> well, not sufficient, for putting it lightly. the least things that we want are paper towels. what we needed is more support and not to feel abandoned. >> are you going to vote? >> definitely. >> so you had the opportunity to try and help vote donald trump out of office. >> i'm definitely hoping that that's going to be the case come november. >> the university of florida bureau of economic research estimates 50,000 puerto ricans moved to florida following hurricane maria in 2017. the majority of whom moved here to orlando and the surrounding counties. how many of them would you say stayed? >> that's obviously a hard number to track. one pattern of population movement is circular so basically people come stateside
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and, you know, see if things go well and then might return to the island. >> in general, hispanics now make up a record 16.4% of florida's registered voters. what does that mean for the presidential election this year? >> it means that a large segment of the electorate comes from hispanic background. here in the i-4 corridor, the stretch from the west of the state all the way to the east of the state, that's where the -- a lot of hispanics are concentrated. it is about 40% of all puerto ricans live in this area. >> what is it about the i-4 corridor that makes it so unique? >> the fact of the matter is it's the most divided part of the state from a partisan perspective. a state is divided into media markets.
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florida has ten media markets. along the i-4 corridor are two media markets and they're the two largest media markets in florida from a registered voter per suspective. 45%, almost half of all florida's current registered voters, watch television or could watch television in those two media markets. >> in 2016, there was upwards of $100 million spent on ad campaigns in those media markets. what does that say about the efforts by the candidates to win these voters? >> they'll go to any cost but it also says that television, particularly local television, is the way that you can reach the broadest swath of voters quickly. >> the radical left wing mob's agenda? take over the cities. defund the police. >> fires are burning and we have a president who flames the fans. he knts stop the violence because for years he's fomented it.
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>> generational divides are the deepest we have ever seen in florida's politics. >> good girl. >> 30% of millennials and gen-zers are registered. >> do you find people are afraid to say whether or not they support donald trump or maybe even joe biden? >> yeah. actually, when people found out that i voted for trump in 2016, i actually had people find me on social media and find the number to my company and reach out and say nasty things like even one person was like i hope you die of cancer. >> how do you feel about trump in 2020? >> it didn't go exactly as planned and there's of course been moments where i'm like, yikes. i don't -- i don't like that representation of our country. i mean, if i were to go back in 2016 i would still vote for trump but now in 2020 i'm still undecided. i have not committed to voting one way or another. >> why do you think we're so polarized and divided? >> i hate to say it to you guys
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the unfair money bail system. he, accused of rape. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail.
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s just miles away from the capital of florida, jefferson county went twice for obama and flipped to trump in 2016. >> . >> this is definitely trump country, but you know what? trump country runs all the way across this country. >> the people united will never be divided. >> we all got a seat at the table and we all have to be looked at as equal. >> why is florida historically such a close call in the presidential election? >> it is an accident. it is almost kind of like god is playing a joke on our politics. >> the united states has a new president. >> the campaign was told that the mar-a-lago inis 6,000 which is what our board is showing but in fact 600.
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>> cnn can now project that the president of the united states will carry the state of florida. >> barack obama won florida. >> cnn can now confirm that president barack obama has won the state of florida. >> with its 29 electoral votes, donald trump wins florida. >> you will see one trend that looks like it should benefit democrats. for example puerto ricans move en masse to central florida, registering democratic, should help democrats around the state. at the same time democrats are struggling with white working class voters who live in that part of the state, older voters are moving here who are more conservative and they balance each other out. i don't see it stopping any time soon. >> there were huge upsets in 2016. jefferson county was a pivot county. >> you saw the southern dems who sort of had a toe hold in the democratic party go to trump and you saw it all across north florida. >> does it show signs of flipping back, do you think? >> i doubt it.
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again, i think it has a lot of those deep south rural white voters who i think have gone away from us. >> you're listening to the pace radio network, monticello, tallahassee. >> this is where my office is here. good morning, gwen. i'm the clerk of court for jefferson county, florida. i was first elected in 2006. these are from when the county was founded, 1827. anything from marriages to land records. i've been serving since then. >> how is it going? >> fine. how about you? >> not bad. what you got going on today in nothing much, hanging out? >> i remember growing up i would ask my parents who they voted for and they would say none of my business. >> your parents and grandparents grew up here. >> right. >> and they were registered democrats? >> they were. we go back about ten generations in the county. >> you were a registered
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democrat as well. >> i was. >> until june of 2019, you were a registered -- >> the party that was my great-grandparents and my grandparents, you know, they were democrats and i feel like the party kind of left, you know, kind of left them. [ bell ringing ]. >> in your circles do you know of other people who switched parties? >> yes. actually before the pandemic we only have about 10,000 registered voters in this county and i had switched over around 50 at that point in time. >> how do you feel about donald trump, the candidate himself? >> i'm not a huge donald trump fan, but he's our president and, you know, he represents the republican party. that party is more closely alignd wi aligned with my values related to abortion, gun control and fiscal areas. >> nothing donald trump has done over the last four years, his response to things like the pandemic or uprisings or racist events, nothing would change your mind?
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>> i'm not going to sit out there and hold a sign for him, but no one is perfect. everybody has their faults. >> critics say he is a racist. >> i don't really, you know, i honestly don't follow a lot of national politics. >> critics say he lies. >> i don't really have an opinion on that either. i think that no matter who is in power, they're going to have critics and that's just how it goes. >> what in your life has shh ri shriveled because it is not being used? for this man it was his hand, for some our faith. god have mercy. >> has the pandemic impacted you personally? >> yes. i say some days are really hard because i don't have interaction with people other than my family members. my older sister had tested positive for covid. it was definitely scary seeing her like that. she could barely get out of the
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bed and eat food without her feeling just frail. >> wow. it is amazing. she is lucky she survived. >> it was scary. >> blue lives matters! >> blue lives matter! >> blue lives matter! >> what do you want to call them? give me a name. >> white supremacists and proud boys. >> proud boys? stand back and stand by. >> this debate was an impairment for the united states of america. >> when he was asked to condemn white supremacists he said he could but he didn't do it. >> no peace. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> black lives matter. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> just six months really before election day 46-year-old george floyd was killed in police custody. that video sparked millions to start protesting around the country. they still are. you were one of those people.
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>> i remember on instagram scrolling and seeing the video and how much it affected me, just to treat somebody so terrible, like treat a person like an animal. i wanted to do something. i wanted to get out and i remember calling my mom i was like, mom, i'm going to protest. she said in the middle of the pandemic? no, you're not. i said, mom, i'm going to protest. >> black lives matter! >> do you think that black lives matter and the pandemic will be driving forces to get people to the polls to vote? >> absolutely. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> i definitely have friends who are like, "well, why should i go to go vote because it doesn't matter, he's going to win anyway." i'm like, "no, that's not a thing." >> in 2016 the black voter turnout fell for the first time in 20 years country wide. in terms of changing the outcome of the 2020 election here in florida, what does that say to you? >> i'm more concerned with the
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issues or the constraints that may be put in place to impact their participation. >> we want peace! we want peace! >> i'm not concerned about their willingness to vote or their drive to vote. >> the people united will never be divided! >> my concern is for our republican, but i have hope in the youth and what they are capable of achieving. the following is a cnn "special report." president donald j. trump. the unconventional, unpredictable businessman was no different in his first term. >> proud of the extraordinary progress over the last four incredible years. >> reporter: shattering norms. >> it is


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