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Andrew Gillum has a $3.9 million plan to blow up Trump’s re-election chances in Florida

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Andrew Gillum has set up a voter registration group aimed at thwarting President Donald Trump’s chances to take Florida again in next year’s election.

The former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate will formally announce Bring It Home Florida, which takes its name from his signature phrase, after registering the organization last week with the state election division, reported Politico.

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Gillum lost his election to Republican Ron DeSantis in November, but his political action committee Forward Florida still has nearly $3.9 million available that he will pour into efforts to increase the number of voters in his home state rather than joining the Democratic presidential field.

“In this period of time,” Gillum said in January, “whatever resources that I raise and time and energy I spend in this state is going to be around voter registration and deep-level engagement, so that when we have a nominee, we have an apparatus we can turn on.”

Trump’s re-election campaign is heavily focused on Florida, which holds 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win, and Democrats are hoping to overcome their turnout problems in the state by increasing the number of voters on the rolls.

Republicans, on the other hand, have introduced a new bill aimed at undercutting the new right to vote by felons, which was given back in November after 64 percent of voters approved an amendment to the state’s constitution.

State Rep. James Grant (R-Tampa) is sponsoring the measure, which would require ex-felons to clear up financial obligations, including court costs, fees and fines before restoring their voting rights.

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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Fox News triggers outrage with graphic comparing how much stocks have risen after racist tragedies

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On Friday, Fox News displayed a graph that appeared to compare the amount the stock market has risen in the week after various racial tragedies, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, the beating of Rodney King, the Ferguson incident, and the death of George Floyd.

2. Here’s the video of the graphic as it aired on Fox News this evening. pic.twitter.com/Iww2DnzkkI

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 5, 2020

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Bill Barr denies giving the order to gas protesters for Trump photo-op

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America's top law enforcement office on Friday denied giving the highly-controversial order to gas protesters prior to a photo-op with President Donald Trump holding a Bible.

"Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision," The Associated Press reports.

"Barr’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday were his most detailed explanation yet of what unfolded outside the White House earlier this week. They come after the White House and others said repeatedly that the attorney general ordered officers to clear the park," the AP reported. "Shortly after officers aggressively pushed back demonstrators, President Donald Trump — accompanied by Barr, Pentagon leaders and other top advisers — walked through Lafayette Park to pose for a photo at a nearby church that had been damaged during the protests."

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