Kamala Harris to Make the Rounds in South Florida on Saturday

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a campaign event at Morehouse College , Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

This weekend, democratic vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris will her final appeal to South Florida residents to go out and vote.

The Biden campaign said on Thursday that Harris will make stops in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties on Saturday. Her visit comes on the heels of presidential candidate Joe Biden’s visit to Broward County later today.

In the last few weeks, the Jamaican-American senator has rallied much support from South Florida, which is home to a larger percentage of Caribbean-Americans in the United States.

In September, Harris had made her first stop to South Florida when she visited Miami; and two weeks ago, she visited Orlando, a city densely populated by Jamaican-Americans.

Election statistics already show the Biden/Harris ticket leading Trump in Florida, albeit by tight margins.

According to the Florida Division of Elections, as of Thursday, 7,380,071 people had cast ballots, more than 50-percent of the 14.4 million registered voters in the state. Democrats retained a lead in voting by mail, while Republicans had an edge through early voting.

As of Thursday morning, Democrats had cast 1,043,470 votes in person while Republicans have cast 1,467,992 votes in person.  Unaffiliated voters account for 607,373 and third-party voters cast 43,211.

Regarding vote-by-mail ballots, statewide, voters had cast 4,219,025 mail-in ballots, with 1,947,545 by Democrats and 1,316,109 by Republicans. Another 901,806 ballots had been cast by unaffiliated voters, while third-party voters had cast 53,565.

Overall, there are more than 1.7 million mail ballots requested but not yet returned.

Nationwide, more than a third of registered voters — over 75 million Americans — have already voted with five days left till Election Day.


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