An under-the-radar result in a key swing state could be bad news for Trump in 2020

Republicans rode President Trump’s coattails to increase their majority in the U.S. Senate.

Democrats won the House, but hardly had the blue wave they were predicting on election night.

But this under-the-radar result in Florida could be bad news for Trump in 2020.

In Florida, Trump-backed Ron DeSantis defeated Socialist Andrew Gillum to win the governorship.

Republican Rick Scott also defeated three-term Democrat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson.

But also on the Florida ballot was an amendment that would automatically restore voting rights for felons.

Florida voters approved the amendment, which could restore voting rights to more than 1 million felons – no questions asked.

CNN Reports:

Florida has approved an amendment that will automatically restore voting rights to more than a million people previously convicted of felonies.

Felons who finish their full sentences, including fines, probation and parole, will now be allowed to vote in the state. The new law does not apply to anyone convicted of murder or sex offenses.

Florida’s Amendment 4 passed Tuesday after exceeding the 60% threshold required to become a law.

“Over 60% of Florida voters took a stand for fairness and voting rights, and to remove an ugly stain that has been in our state’s constitution since the Civil War era,” ACLU Executive Director Howard Simon said in a statement.

Democratic Party officials are cheering.

In 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by less than 120,000 votes in Florida.

This new amendment instantly adds 1 million voters to the roles – enough to wipe that margin out completely.

With 29 electoral votes, whoever wins Florida will have a clear path to victory in 2020.

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58 Responses

  1. michael says:

    anything that is bad news for trump can only be good news for the future of our country!!

  2. RON says:

    Without VOTER ID how can they verify if someone is a former murderer or SEX OFFENDER and in FLORIDA they wouldn’t check it, even if it were the LAW.

    SNIPES needs to be REMOVED, FIRED or whatever legal means available to get here out of that position.
    This has gone on too long.

    • Truckman says:

      we have voter ID and are supposed to have photo Id also what is going on crooked people in position to issue fake ballots and not the first time these same people have done this and need to be kicked out of office and arrested and all those involved also

    • Sharon Jenkins says:

      Amen. What goes around comes around….. that includes crooked Democrats who think they are above the law.

  3. Craig Michael Vandertie says:

    I did not know this until today until reviewing laws pertaining to felons and voting rights, apparently in the state of Maine even those who have not served out their sentences even those still incarcerated can vote, as for straight Caucasians I am sure most would be more likely to vote Republican, because only illegal aliens and colored folk are shown preferential treatment under Democrat rule.

  4. JIM says:

    How many convicted felons want to exercise their civiv duties to vote? All this does is to give Broward and Miami-Dade counties another way to fake ballots. Let me see, 100% of all convicted felons in Florida will vote democrat. Hmmmm! Nothing suspicious here. Just goes to show that the demon rats will do anything to steal the election. Hey you demon rats, John 10:10 describes Satan, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Does that sound like your party? If so, it tells us who you are serving!

    • Sharon Jenkins says:

      I believe you may be correct. After a felon serves their time and released they should be treated as any other citizen…..

  5. Larry Green says:

    There is no guarantee how an ex felon will vote or if they will bother to vote at all. Civic responsibility in not often one of their highest priorities.

    • Craig Michael Vandertie says:

      That is prejudice speaking, I had an emotional breakdown at the age of 18 or 39 years ago, I was charged with the minimum felony allowed which is a Class D, true I am not allowed to possess a firearm fortunately I do not live in a Sanctuary state, county, or city, although a well grilled Venison Loin steak is seriously savory I have no real need to hunt, my point I will be damned if I will throw away money on an attorney filling out Expungement forms, in all sincerity for certain crimes they simply should vanish from record after so many years, the fact that they do not is just a gimmick for litigators to make easy money.

  6. Why would anyone think that just because a person is a free convicted felon they can’t think for themselves and therefore have to be demomcrats. These people may be looked down on by the public at large ,but, they are freethinkers, they know right from wrong. I for one would probably trust their opinion on politics more so than that of a demomcrats……

  7. Gail says:

    No it will not hurt the president . By the time the pansies and tinker bells figure out they have no say and have been the fools that were being used ! Well ! By that time the democrats due to their own nature will have turned even more people off of their plan to kill and enslave legal Americans .

  8. Dr. J.D. says:

    Such falsehoods in this article. First, neither the Florida governorship or Senate election is finished and they will probably have an automatic recount. Second, the blue wave produced 34 wins to date, the largest turn around since 1974! It was more like a blue tsunami, than a wave when you look at how Democrats flipped 7 important governor positions, and even in cases where some Republicans won, like lying Ted Cruz, he BARELY beat out a newcomer, Beto O’Rourke.

    But the worst bad news for Trump is not just in Florida, it is his continually low ratings (55%+ rate him unfavorably, and most of those “strongly unfavorably,” and the only category that supports Trump is “men over 45 years old.” He is way, way behind (close to 30%) with women, is strongly disliked among minorities (only 8% among African-Americans ) and with the Hispanics increasing their voting by almost 50% increase, they see Trump as an enemy, not as a president. Plus, we will have the Russian Probe report out soon and the House investigations into crimes committed. Expect Don Jr. and Jared to be indicted soon. And, new evidence out about the campaign crimes admitted to be Cohen (at the direction of Trump) shows they would have indicted Trump too if he were not the president.

    • Gerald Ladd says:

      LOL..you’re a little shy on facts. It was a blur ripple.

    • Jeanni says:

      Dr. J. D I see you go by the fake news media statistic’s and we all know that they don’t give you the real facts, so go ahead and keep your head in the sand because we conservatives love it when you liberals are uninformed. The blue wave was a drizzle and all you liberals know is how to lie, cheat and steal in order to get power while the republicans do it honestly. A good example is what is going on in Florida right now. All of a sudden finding tens of thousands of ballots after two republicans were declared the winners all in favor of the democrat candidates, give me a break. The Florida voting system is corrupt and has been for years. We have a President with a platform on how to improve our country, while liberals only have violence and hatred towards anyone who does not agree with them. What is your platform? Open borders to allow illegals into our country so you can get more democrat voters (stealing votes), free healthcare (lie) this will affect our economy, free college (cheat) filled with liberal teachers to indoctrinate our kids into liberals and this starts in the public schools and you want to complete the indoctrination by giving them free college. We are waking up to your lying, cheating and stealing and you don’t like it. Well tough, we will fight you to keep America Great Again after you attempt to destroy it by voting for and electing Obama. Sorry it failed because we have Trump now to clean up his mess.

      • Deloris campbell says:

        YOU ARE CLAIRLY SUFFERING FROM SHORT TERM MEMORY DEFICIT.

        THE REASON OBAMA FAIRLY AND HONESTLY WON THE ELECTION, WAS BECAUSE THE BUSHES AND THEIR GOP CAUSED AMERICA TO BE IN A FREE FALL. AMERICA! AMERICA WAS IN A FANICIAL COLLAPSE AND UNEMPLOYMENT WAS AT ITS LOWEST. AMERICA WAS TRYING T O RECOVER FROM 911, THE REAL PRESIDENT WAS DEALING WITH THE BIGGEST COVERT OPERATION IN SEEKING ,FINDING AND ULTIMITLY DISTROYING OSAMA BEN LADIN, AMERICA WAS INVOLVED IN A FEW WARS… OH, BYBTHE WAY, WE ARE STILL LOOKING GORVTHECWEAPONS OF MASS DISTRUCTION. THAT LIE CAUSED SADAM HUSAIN TO BE KILLED AND HIS COUNTRY DISTROYED. BUT THEN THIS IS THE SORT OF THING THST HAPPENS TO DICTATORS. HISTORY REPEATS THAT STORY. SAME SIT DIFERENT GIOGRAPHY.

        NOW, BSCK TO THEVREAL PRESIDENT, OBAMA, HE HAD TO DIG HIS WHAY OUT OF THIS MASSIVEVHOLE CREATED BY THE REPUBLICANS. AND HE HAD TO DO IT WITH OUT THE ASSISTANCE OF THE REBULICANS WHO HAD THE AGENDA ” ORCASTRATED BY MITCH THE BITCH OCONAL NOT YO HELP HOM. THE REPUBLICANS CREATED A HOSTILECENVIRONMENT FOF OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY. AND YOU HAD THIS ASSHOLE CALLED TRUMP, NOW KNOWN AS COLT 45 WITH THE INFAMOUSEVLIE THAT OBAMA WASNT AMERICAN, AND DOTARDS BELIEVED HIM…OBSMA SAVED AMERICA IT WAS OBAMAS EFFORT AND HARD WORK THST MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. HEVHSNDED TRUMP A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING. THE REPUBLCANS HANDED OBAMA A COLOSSAL MESS. NOW THAT THE TRICKLE DOWN HAS BECOME A REALITY AND AMERICANS CAN ACCTUALLY FEEEL AND SEE THE RESULTS, OBAMAS TERM IS OVER. NOW TRUMP WILL CLAIM THE FRUITS OF OBAMAS LABOR SND LIE THAT IT WAS ALL HIS DOING. THE EFFECTS TO COLT 45 WONT BE REALIZED UNTIL AFTER HE LEAVES OFFICE. MAYBE IN A FEW YEARS. POLOTICS IS A SLOW METHODICAL MACHINE. NOTHING HAPPENS OVERNIGHT.

        STOP CONFUSING FACTS WITH FICTION AND SENSATIONALIZATIONS.

        • Sharon Jenkins says:

          Obama won 2nd term presidential election by voter fraud…. one woman admitted to voting 6 times for Obama…. we desperately need voter ID and ballots only… no machines that can be manipulated.

    • Tom Atoes says:

      You need to brush up on your history lessons…check out Truman’s numbers…and you obviously slept through the ’94, and 2010 midterms where the rapist-in-chief lost control of the house for the first time in, I think, 40 years or so…and the homosexual muslim lost over 60 congressional seats and numerous governoships….and as we witness the ‘crat corruption in Florida and Arizona and Georgia, many other ‘results’ of this election can be justifiably called into question…
      The only reason that the phony o’rourke came even close was because his campaign was bought and paid for to the tune of $100,000,000 by crooks like soros and the hollywood communists…and a massive number of illegal aliens, many that his campaign operatives brought in from the so-called ‘caravan’ ‘voted’ for him.
      Everyone of the stats you made up are totally wrong…President Trump has the best ratings with blacks and Hispanics than ANY other President, much higher than the half-black homosexual muslim. You are obviously too bigoted and closed minded to even accept the facts if they were shown to you so I won’t even bother…you keep watching the late-night crap shows for your info.
      If the gangster mueller and his crooked comrades could have manufactured anything negative about the President, you can be sure they would have released it a week or so BEFORE the mid-terms….they have nothing and releasing the ‘results’ (after spending $20mil) would have been even more humiliating to the ‘crats and the beast, than it’s going to be…
      The ‘crats adding a million more felons to the 20,000,000 that they already own IS a worrying situation, not only for Floridians but for America as a whole.
      But the ‘worst bad news’ for America is that there are so many uninformed, indoctrinated, brainwashed fools, such as yourself, that are allowed to vote.

    • Craig Michael Vandertie says:

      Dr. Completely Delusional go back to being completely lost in your numerous planes of reality you are simply repeating what you heard from the purveyors of propaganda, lie spewing Lamestream media commentators, my point is no cognizant person cares what you think.

    • calvin says:

      And boy is that a lot of hate for the truth Doc.

  9. cheryl says:

    More BS LIES!! Trump has done MORE for Prison reform and hiring and giving felons a “second chance” than any other President in DECADES!! The Democrats WANT Republicans to really go against this so that it will create disdain for these voters to the Right because of the criticism of them…..then they will flea to the Left as their “Saviors”!!! This is what they have done with blacks, Hispanics and illegals. The TRUTH IS the Democrats have done NOTHING for ANY of them and they are leaving the Democrats by the Thousands to go to the Party that is actually DOING something for them!!

    • truthistruth says:

      Cheryl, not how the African-Americans see it, they don’t buy what you say and Trump, who lied at his conference at his great support by A.A.s, has only 8% support. And how can Hispanics, who, BTW, increased their voting a lot in the midterms, support a president who keeps verbally abusing Hispanic people!?! Neither group buys that BS, what you said.

      But, I will admit I do agree with one point you made about Trump doing more to give felons a “second chance” than any president in decades! Just look at how many of them he has hired for his campaign committee and for his staff – – guys like Whitaker that participated in a financial scam that cheated investors out of money and now criminal charges are being brought. Trump clearly feels most comfortable around criminals like he is, to stand behind him to cover up Trump’s crimes. Trump gets really upset when someone like Sessions follows the law and will not cover up the crimes of Trump and his people.

      • Tom Atoes says:

        I see you’ve been watching the late-night crap-shows again…
        President Trump verbally abusing Hispanics?? You obviously have no idea what ‘verbal abuse’ is…wanting to protect the sovereignty of the country is not ‘verbal abuse’ (unless you’re an indoctrinated, brainwashed, unthinking fairy of course) Unemployment rate for Hispanics AND blacks is the lowest in history…and they love the President for it…
        As for criminality, no-one comes even close to the homosexual muslim; but I do agree that hiring his muslim-brotherhood jihadists and his tax-evading felons as ‘czars’ was smart…in a corrupt, evil kind of way. And of course, slick-willy, the rapist-in-chief was probably the biggest crook in his administration, with the beast he’s supposedly married to a close second.
        President Trump has been in the public eye for 30+ years with absolutely no criminal record at all…it’s funny how all of a sudden the fascists are concerned about Jeff Sessions now, when the President selected him the snowflakes and fascists were fit to be tied…
        But you keep watching your late-night talk shows for your information…real facts and figures are way beyond your comprehension.

      • Craig Michael Vandertie says:

        Yet another totally out of touch with reality loser, the POTUS and true patriots are simply trying to keep scum from destroying our society, I would imagine that those Caravans actually consist of oppressed people rather than the disease infected criminals and terrorists that they are, and by the way the black community is clearly prospering under the Trump administration policies, as I said you exist on numerous planes of existence no mastery over your surroundings on any of them and other than the drivel coming from the mouths of the purveyors of propaganda, lie spewing Lamestream media commentators no clue as to what is tangible.

        • Craig Michael Vandertie says:

          I meant to say that I imagine that toxic waste oozing this way you believe to be oppressed people and that they would make a valuable addition to our society, wrong as usual you demented and deviant woman.

      • Craig Michael Vandertie says:

        I meant to say that I imagine that toxic waste oozing this way you believe to be oppressed people and that they would make a valuable addition to our society, wrong as usual you demented and deviant woman, or possibly a freak, you sound like you might be 1 of thosexincapable of even grasping the truth that even nature dictates their are only 2 sexes.

  10. Russell says:

    So true. We already have over 50 foreign born politicians in Congress. Not counting States foreign born politicians. If we are not careful who we put in office, then one day the Foreign born will rule the USA of America.

    • Craig Michael Vandertie says:

      1 already has, most fake Birth Certificate imaginable, anyone who believes “Butt Pirate Bathhouse Barry Osama” is an United States citizen is truly delusional.

  11. Randie says:

    “The behaviors exhibited by many, are maladaptive for our survival on this Planet.
    There is a Malignant and toxic conciousness, All About Me taken Way Too Far”

    • RON says:

      Without VOTER ID how can they verify if someone is a former murderer or SEX OFFENDER and in FLORIDA they wouldn’t check it, even if it were the LAW.

      SNIPES needs to be REMOVED, FIRED or whatever legal means available to get here out of that position.
      This has gone on too long.

  12. Monica says:

    It’s not that democrats are so powerful, they’re just willing to do whatever it takes to acquire power, i.e., voter fraud, lying, cheating, illegals, harassment, threats, assaults, and the list goes on. GOD HELP US.

  13. Anthony Musich says:

    Who knows maybe a majority of them will vote republican. That would be a twist.

    • Jabawoki says:

      Ironically, those who have felonies and care about voting had to work a lot harder than others who don’t have those worries. And hard work = republican. Align that with Trump’s prison reform agenda and you’ll definitely see an uptick in former criminals register as republican. It’s said that roughly a million new voters could be seen from this Florida law… I’d be surprise if even a third register democrat.

  14. Gerry says:

    I believe Trump is going to win the 2020 elections by a greater margin than the 2016 elections. He is the only president in the world that does exactly what he promised. A lot of people look at the way he speaks, etc. Rather look at the promises he made and what he is doing about it. Comrade communist Obama did exactly the opposite he promised. I cannot believe Americans are focusing on how a guy speaks…it does not matter….. look at what he accomplished in only 2 years.

    • Ric B says:

      He is more likely to be impeached or in prison than re-elected. You guys are just DENYING the mandate from the midterms.

      • Tom Atoes says:

        There is no mandate…not even close…just more ‘crat corruption and voter fraud.
        There are no grounds for impeachment…even morons like pelosi and biden have admitted that…the only person still fantasizing about that is the uber-moron waters.
        You are just denying that the blue wave turned out to be a yellowish trickle.

  15. john j says:

    Between the liberals, Dumocrats, illegals and now felons Florida will be Dumocratic from now on. I am surprised that California, New York and the rest of the liberal states haven’t already tried to pass a law like this.

    • Inkpad says:

      The impact won’t be felt much I don’t feel because the restrictions of paying fines and being off parole the numbers that become eligible to vote at the same time will be very low as most convicts remain on parole for some time when released and a large number reoffend because rehabilitation doesn’t work in this country as long as our prisons are more like motel stays instead of punishment. MAGA BLEXIT. BooooYah. !!!

      • Jabawoki says:

        As far as new criminals, you’re right. However, the number of those who’ve worked diligently to become reformed members of society and effectively put their mistakes in the past are many… And they’ve had to work quite hard to to do. Hard work = republican. Align that with the prison reform agenda Trump’s trying to accomplish and I’d be surprised that even a third of them register democrat..

      • trapperwv1 says:

        And who is to say they will vote anyway, they are criminals and really don’t believe in government rules to begin with. That is hoe they ended up in jail.. They always have had the right to have their voting rights restored after they had served their time . This is just feel good legislation and maybe it shows Florida really has more respect for criminals than law abiding citizens.

    • Hubert Parra says:

      Renember, 40% of Floridians are FOREIGN born enteribg Fl under Obama

      40% are,frin Northeast States so that leaves few Fl born voter’s

  16. Gerry says:

    America is spiritually sick. It is a spiritual war. A lot of people is still fast asleep. All Christians should take what is going on seriously and start to pray earnestly for this wonderful country. If it were not for God appointing Trump I think America would be a communist country already. The poor people voting for the Democrats are like sheep to the slaughter. They will realize too late how they have been manipulated with lies….. or maybe this is what they really want. When it happens they will be the first ones to s**t themselves.

    • Ric B says:

      God is in charge! That is why God gave the Democrats all those wins in the midterms because He is so unhappy with the crimes and continual stirring up trouble in the world by Trump. I mean Trump does not get along with our allies, and so, like an idiot, launches a dig at Macron, one of the few leaders Trump can get along with – – -well, except for being Putin’s Puppet.

  17. Buddy says:

    Voter fraud that won the House is bad news for Trump in 2020

  18. Chris S says:

    He’ll resign or be impeached before 2020, then Pence can take over run in 2020, a person that has morals, religion and a conscious!

    • GIGIJAN says:

      YOU ARE FULL OF BS!!!

    • Randall Clark says:

      DONALD J. TRUMP WILL WIN RE-ELECTION IN 2020!! GOD is in TOTAL CONTROL of EVERYTHING!! PRAYER has made things happen so far, but then, GOD only LISTENS to HIS SHEEP or HIS CHILDREN!!! THAT IS WHY HIS CHILDREN PRAY TO HIM, because HE makes things HAPPEN!!!

      • truthistruth says:

        I KNOW, RANDALL, YOU ARE SO RIGHT! His children prayed to Him and he made the huge blue wave happen and gave the largest midterm turnover since 1974! As you said, God is in TOTAL CONTROL, and so HE produced the large Democrat victory and the turnover of seven Republican governors positions to Democrats. And there are two Senate seats still up-for-grabs (FL and AZ) that could turn Democratic too! God is also protecting the legal Russia probe and those that have sinned and committed crimes, like the Trumps, will reap what they have sown!!

  19. Raymond Martucci says:

    It seems Americans today don’t seem to care about their safety or the safety of others. These people are going to regret for making this happen when those criminals go after them again. Florida is not a safe place after all. Americans are just causing the country that made them safe no unsafe no matter where you go

  20. mjack says:

    When you have taken other peoples rights without thought or care, you need your rights removed. You see we have not enough criminals for our democrats. They want more. They need more liars, thieves, murderers, and rabble -rousers. This goes for main-stream media also. They want to make sensational stories. If, they don’t , they make up things or misinterpret them. So many people so full of crap.

  21. Mike H says:

    I guess we have just witnessed how out-of-control the country is. USA will become a communist country and there’s nothing anybody can do about it at this point. Illegals will be pouring in by the thousands. Also nothing we can do about it. I really thought the American public would stand up to this. But the Democrats are just too powerful. Shame on us. God help us.

    • Inkpad says:

      I’m already looking at other countries to live with out the democrats controlling everything

    • truthistruth says:

      Some of us, Mike, tried to tell you Trumpers to not be so cocky and to look at the data. When a president has this low of ratings, they historically do not do well in the midterms. But Trump makes it worse because he really, really awakened a LOT of people to go vote – – Hispanics increased their voting almost by 50%! It was a shock even to Democrats how much the young increased their voting, and they are very much against Trump. AND, since the next election features a presidential vote, think how many more will come out to vote against Trump (if his is not removed or resigned by then).

      Seems the most sensible for Trump is that when the charges for the Russian Probe come out, that he get with Pence, cut a deal, resign like Nixon and then Pence, like Ford could pardon Trump and his family. Otherwise, Trump is going to have to select new ties that go well with orange jumpsuits.

      • Tom Atoes says:

        The only people in this country who are ‘against Trump’ are the indoctrinated, brainwashed, non-thinking, spoiled brats…who have no idea of the damage they are heaping upon themselves.
        What really “awakened them to go vote” were the lies and propaganda from the communists in hollywood and msm…the suppression of free speech by the fascists at google and fakebook…and in many case, money from soros and steyer et al…which obviously, does NOT bode well for the future of the country (I know that isn’t a concern for people like you, but I thought I’d mention it)
        When the Russian witch hunt concludes…it already has in reality, the criminal mueller is trying to concoct more phony charges to avoid TOTAL humiliation…it will be the turn of the President to start investigations of his own…(the avoidance of which is the reason behind the witch hunt in the first place)…it will be the ohbummers, the clintons and their various hit men that will be wearing orange.

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