Election 2016

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Here's someone who has a unique perspective on Donald Trump: a yoga instructor at Trump National Doral.

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Donald Trump has repeatedly said the 2016 presidential election is "rigged." There's little evidence to support that claim, and both Democratic and Republican leaders have criticized Trump for making it. But he said it again Wednesday in a speech at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

 

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When Jeff Noël was getting his hair cut recently, he noticed something about the barbershop.

 

"People are here to talk; they're not here for a haircut," he said. "We’re here to share our opinion and we’re looking for a place where we can speak with candor."

 

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What better way to spend a Saturday night in Miami than at a free Jennifer Lopez concert?

There's none -- for Hillary Clinton, at least.

It was a fun-filled evening for most of the 7,500 people who attended the get-out-the-vote, pro-Clinton concert in Miami's Bayfront Park. Clinton spoke briefly, but much of the excitement surrounded actress/singer Lopez, singer Marc Anthony, the group Gente de Zona and other Latin music personalities who took the stage.

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What do climate change and Halloween have in common?

 

They're both pretty scary, according to people at a climate rally Sunday in downtown Miami.

 

Hillary Clinton is far outpacing Donald Trump by historic margins among likely Miami-Dade County voters, according to a new WLRN/Univision 23 poll released today.

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There is no Election Day. Between mail-in ballots, early voting and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, Florida voters have almost a month to make their decisions and cast their ballots.

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“Everything went well,” Jesse Scott said with relief as he walked out of his interview at CareerSource Capital Region, an employment and training center in Tallahassee.

“There's a lot of people that live on [the] edge. Many Floridians do base their livelihood on making a 40-hour work week each week,” Scott said. “If something interrupts that, you can fall between the cracks.”

Attempting to court black voters over the last two months, Donald Trump has painted a pretty dire picture of their lives. "You're living in poverty," he said in late August. "Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?"

On Tuesday Trump took this rhetoric one step further, telling a North Carolina audience that "our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape they've ever been in before. Ever, ever ever."

Researchers seeking to predict how Americans will vote have for years identified an important clue: The more religious you are, the more likely you are to lean Republican.

Conversations with more than two-dozen self-identified "faith" voters in Boone, N.C., suggest that pattern is holding this year, even while revealing the same high level of voter disenchantment evident across the country.

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The Aug. 30 election will be  the first to host elections in  the newly redrawn state and federal congressional districts.

Live Primary Coverage From WLRN Studios

Mar 15, 2016

Here and Now will broadcast live today at 1PM from our WLRN studios in anticipation of today's Primary Election.

Here and Now is the NPR live midday news program, hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it's happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

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Presidential elections have always sparked conversation around the dinner table and at news stands. Then, with the growth of media, that conversation spread to every screen and speaker imaginable.

Now, the platform for political talk is social media. And it could very well be changing the structure of the campaign as we know it.

On Feb. 9, 26-year-old Carolina Herlle shared this video on her Facebook page:

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Florida is one of 13 states with a closed primary. That means in order to take part in the March 15 primary one must be registered either as a Democrat or a Republican. 

We spoke with Christina White who is running the Miami-Dade County elections office through this month's primary before being named the official supervisor of the office later in May. She spoke about some of the changes voters can expect to find, that should make the process much smoother.

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