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Biden Appeals to Florida Latinos as Polls Show Trump Gaining [Video]

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is stepping up his outreach to Florida Latinos, a key voting bloc in a battleground state where polls show President Trump has made gains.

In his first trip to Florida since securing the nomination, Mr. Biden held a campaign event near Orlando on Tuesday tied to the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Mr. Trump won Florida by slightly more than 1 percentage point in 2016, and polls there show a close race this year.

“What I have to do is make the case why it will be so much better [for] the Hispanic community, the Latino community, if in fact Trump is no longer president,” Mr. Biden, who said his numbers with Latino voters needed to improve, told reporters between events in Florida. “That case is an easy one: Education, healthcare, immigration, the whole notion of dealing with Covid in a way that doesn’t so damage the Hispanic community, which is hurt very badly, much worse …

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Florida gave more than one million former felons the right to vote. It's been a 'nightmare.' [Video]

Florida passed an initiative to restore voting eligibility to felons who had served their sentences, but more than a year later, the bills implementation has been fraught with legal battles, politics and confusion.