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Amendment 4—a Florida referendum restoring voting rights to former felons—passed in 2018 with 65% of the vote, paving the way for an additional 1.4 million voters in the swing state.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis immediately took steps to undermine the public will by signing into law a bill that would only restore voting rights to felons who fully pay all fees and fines imposed after leaving prison.

Under Florida law, court debts left unpaid after three months are referred to private debt collectors, who can then tack on a surcharge of up to 40%.

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The Republican Party again raised ire and eyebrows with yet another GOP candidate advocating violence against members of Congress in official campaign materials.

This time it is George Buck Jr. of Florida. The GOP politician is running for the 13th congressional district—a seat currently held by Democrat Charlie Crist.

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President Donald Trump is a lifelong New Yorker, albeit not a typical one. He's partied at Studio 54 and he has buildings emblazoned with his name, but New York's hardly loved him back, despite his being one of the city's most familiar faces.

Trump recently filed to change his residency from New York to Florida—even referring to Trump Tower as his former home. After the story broke, the President addressed the move on his Twitter account.

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A pro-Trump personalized brick has been removed from a public walkway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

The walkway on Flagler Avenue is decorated with personalized bricks and has been for over three decades. Most of the bricks are from family members expressing love for each other or for the New Smyrna Beach community. Afien Casey paid $95 to dedicate a brick to her grandson, but a message included with it stood out.

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As Hurricane Dorian approached the continental United States, a Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump spurred confusion and concern.

The President said that Alabama would "most likely" be hit by the hurricane.

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As Hurricane Dorian barrels toward Florida, people are noticing a markedly different reaction from President Donald Trump than when the hurricane was moving towards the American territory of Puerto Rico.

This past week, a string of tweets regarding the island indicated an indifference and, at times, even disdain from Trump for the residents of Puerto Rico. Now that the storm is heading towards Florida, Trump cancelled a state visit to Poland, a video message assuring Floridians that the government would expedite any needed relief, and he's likely to visit the state as well.

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U.S. President Donald Trump waves during a meeting of the National Space Council at the East Room of the White House June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed an executive order to establish the Space Force, an independent and co-equal military branch, as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump tweets an average of 12 times per day. His often stream-of-consciousness use of the social media platform has become one of the defining aspects of his presidency. He announces resignations and firings. He attacks lawmakers, journalists, and communities. He perpetuates conspiracy theories and false talking points.

But what he doesn't do often is "like" other people's tweets. He's only liked four tweets using his personal account, one of which is his own.

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