Painless voting in Hialeah; Fire station precinct in Miami Beach; Voting by gender

[1:32 pm] Rafael Tur, who voted in East Hialeah, said the process was painless.  Tur, 26, said he cast his vote for Donald Trump, because he believes the New York billionaire can fix the broken political system.  Tur said he wasn't always a fan, something that changed after working at Trump National in Doral for

2016-11-08T21:00:20+00:00 November 8th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Fast voting around FIU; Trump “has no class;” Less than knowledgable campaigners

[12:20 pm] Jose Alonzo said he was satisfied with how fast he was able to vote in his new polling precinct, the Iglesia Bautista near the main FIU campus. However, he said he is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud because of the electronic voting system. But Alonzo has a suggestion. “I should be able to get a photocopy

2016-11-08T21:00:29+00:00 November 8th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Election Day! Ongoing coverage in Miami-Dade

South Florida News Service reporters, in partnership with the Miami Herald, will be producing ongoing coverage today of the elections in South Florida and beyond. Check back throughout the day and evening for updates and stories. Send tips or reports of polling problems to Dan Evans, daevans@fiu.edu. -- [7:26 am] Justyce Pinkney, 21, a student

2016-11-08T21:00:38+00:00 November 8th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Social media and the millennial vote

Social media may be one of the newest strategies used by presidential hopefuls to communicate with millennials, but according to four politically-involved young voters, each party will have to do more than just tweet to get this coveted demographic. While their choice for president differs, they agree that Twitter and Facebook are the best way to

2016-11-06T17:34:27+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Politics|

South Florida broadcast journalists give their thoughts on the 2016 election

After 18 months of coverage, three South Florida television journalists reflected on the challenges – professional and ethical – that faced them during the presidential race. Jim DeFede, a CBS Miami political reporter and host of “Facing South Florida,” has been involved in politics since he was 10 years old. “My first job was handing

2016-11-06T16:49:25+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Business, News, Politics|

Where are they now: Young South Florida Sanders supporters

Two college-age supporters of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders have disparate feelings about the party’s nominee, Hilary Clinton, with one describing a her vote as a “least bad” exercise, while another is actively trying to get the former Secretary of State elected. Sanders’ defeat in the Florida primary in March effectively sounded the death-knell for his

2016-11-06T15:30:36+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Politics|

Presidential rallies and partisans in South Florida [Photo Essay]

The Democratic and Republican nominees for president have millions of supporters -- and nearly the same number of detractors. In the run up to the election, South Florida News Service photographer Rodrigo Miragaya captured a number of moments during rallies and political events for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in South Florida. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="7" gal_title="Presidential

2016-11-10T09:49:14+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Photos, Politics|

Young South Florida voters explain their presidential choices [Audio]

As the presidential campaign comes closer to a much anticipated end, the candidates begin to aim their focus on more specific demographics. We have taken a look at what motivates college-aged South Florida voters to get to the polls.  The South Florida News Service team was able to speak with two current FIU students, Demetrius

2016-11-06T13:00:57+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Cities pass pot moratoriums in advance of Amendment 2 vote

With a recent poll showing Florida voters overwhelmingly support legalizing medical pot, a number of cities in South Florida have responded with preemptive moratoriums, saying they need time to adjust to the possibility of the purple haze dispensaries. A poll released Oct. 27 by the University of North Florida found that 73 percent of likely

2016-11-04T18:18:07+00:00 November 4th, 2016|News, Politics, Public Safety|