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Candidates push for black voters

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Candidates push for black voters

Candidates push for black voters

Both President Trump and Jose Biden are pushing for black voters to vote.

A professor says he expects a higher black voter turnout in Florida.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOX-4-NOW-DOT-COM.AS WE’VE SEEN IN PAST ELECTIONSEVERY VOTE COUNTS.

BLACK VOTERSARE AMONG THE GROUPS THAT COULDMAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE OUTCOMETHIS YEAR.BOTH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND JOEBIDEN ARE PUSHING FOR MINORITYVOTES, IN THE LAST DAYS OF THECAMPAIGNING SEASON.DOCTOR LARRY WALKER IS APROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OFCENTRAL FLORIDA SPECIALIZING INRACE AND VOTING RIGHTS.

HE SAYSLOOKING AT STATE DATA HEEXPECTS A HIGHER BLACK VOTERTURNOUT THIS YEAR HERE INFLORIDA... HERE IN OUR STATE,BLACK VOTERS MAKE UP 14% OFELIGIBLE VOTERS."We’re seeing a lot of peoplewho were actively engaged."BUTTED"I think we’re going to seeincreasingly more black votersthat didn’t vote in 2016,weren’t ready to vote, to votein this election."RESEARCHERS SURVEYED 1,200 BLACKVOTERS IN THE BATTLEGROUNDSTATES OF FLORIDA, GEORGIA,NORTH CAROLINA, MICHIGAN,PENNSYLVANIA AND WISCONSIN.

WHENIT COMES TO HOW MOTIVATED THEYARE TO VOTE.

OLDER BLACK VOTERSOVERWHELMINGLY SAY THEY WILLDEFINITELY VOTE WHILE ONLY 29%OF BLACK VOTERS UNDER THE AGE OFOF BLACK VOTERS WHILE ONLY 29%DEFINITELY VOTE WHILE ONLY 29%OF BLACK VOTERS UNDER THE AGE OF30 SAID THEY WOULD.NEW THIS MORNING..

DUNBARDEMOCRATS ARE ’RIDING WITHBIDEN’..

AND HOLDING A ’JOYFULCARAVAN’ TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TOGET OUT AND VOTE..

IT’SHAPPENING TODAY IN FORT MYERSFROM FOUR-TO SIX P-M..

THECAR-A-VAN WILL BEGIN AT THESTARS COMPLEX, AND TRAVEL ITSWAY THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS IN THEAREA.

MAYORAL CANDIDATEJACQUELYN MCMILLER AND CONGRESS,DIST.

19 CANDIDATE DOCTOR CINDYBANDYAI ARE JUST A COUPLE OF OFDEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WHO WILLBE ATTENDING..LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATESTPOLL NUMBERS..JUST 5 DAYS AHEADOF THE ELECTION.

NATIONALLY,BIDEN STILL HAS THE LEAD...WITHTHE LATEST REUTERS POLL SHOWINGHIM 10-POINTS AHEAD ON THEPRESIDENT, WITH 52 PERCENT OFTHE VOTE TO THE PRESIDENT’S 42PERCENT.AND HERE IN FLORIDA...BIDEN ISSTILL UP BY TWO POINTS...THEPRESIDENT IS CARRYING 47 PERCENTOF THE VOTE TO BIDEN’S 49PERCENT.CHECK THIS OUT... THERE’S ADIFFERENT KIND OFF POLL INSOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MORNING,AND IT INVOLVES POPCORN.C-W FUDGE FACTORY IN MATLACHAHAS BEEN CARRYING ITS OWNELECTION POLL.FLAVORED POPCORNS ARE ASSIGNEDLABELS OF THE PRESIDENT ANDFORMER V-P JOE BIDEN.THEY’RE KEEPING RECORD OF WHAT’SBEEN SOLD.THE OWNER TELLS US... PRESIDENTTRUMP IS WINNING.IF YOU RUN INTO ANY ISSUES WHILEIN THOSE LONG LINES, OR EVENWITH YOUR MAIL IN BALLOT...WEWANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

JUSTEMAIL US AT THE EMAIL ON YOURSCREEN.

IF YOU NEED ANY MOREINFORMATION ON THE ELECTION...ICAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE BGOING TO FOX 4 NOW DOT COM SLASHELECTION 2020.come on, show me the hands pal,I ain’t playin’ with you becauseI know youNEW THIS MORNING..

YOU’RELOOKING AT POLICE BODY CAM VIDEOFROM AN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING INWAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS.

A COP SHOTAND KILLED A 19-YEAR-OLD WANTEDON A WARRENT.

IT BEGAN WITHPOLICE PULLING OVER THE CAR.WHEN THE COP WALKED UP ANDSTARTED TALKING TO THE TEENS,THE CAR SPED OFF.

AFTERFOLLOWING A SHORT CHASE YOU CANHEAR OFFICERS COMMAND THE TEENTO GET OUT OF THE CAR.

BUT-ANOTHER OFFICER -- NOT SEEN INTHE VIDEO FIRED SHOTS KILLINGTHE TEEN.

THAT OFFICER DID NOTHAVE HIS BODY CAM ACTIVATED ANDHAS SINCE BEEN FIRED.AND IN PHILADELPHIA, A CURFEW ISIN EFFECT FOLLOWING THE POLICESHOOTING OF 27-YEAR-OLD WALTERWALLACE..FOR TWO NIGHTS DEMONSTRATORSMARCHED CHANTING FOR POLICEREFORM.WALLACE WAS SHOT AFTER ALLEGEDLYREFUSING TO DROP A KNIFE WHEN HEWAS CONFRONTED BY POLICE.THEY WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE BYWALLACE’S FAMILY... BUT THEFAMILY SAYS THEY WERE LOOKINGFOR HELP BECAUSE WALLACE WASEXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTHCRISIS.TAKE A LOOK AT THIS..SCIENTISTS FOUND A CORAL REEFTHAT’S *BIGGER THAN THE EMPIRESTATE BUILDING..

THE NEW REEFMEASURES ABOUT 1,600 FEET IN THEGREAT BARRIER REEF..

WHENSCIENTISTS FOUND THE DETACHEDREEF, THEY LIVE STREAMED FOOTAGEOF THE EXPLORATION USING ANUNDERWATER ROBOT NAME SUBASTIAN.THIS IS THE FIRST DETACHED REEFTO BE DISCOVERED IN MORE TH120 YEARS.P(ADLIB TOSS)BUT FIRST HERE’S A LOOK AEARLIER THIS MONTH, CALUSANATURE CENTER IN FORT MYERSCANCELED THEIR 36TH ANNUALHAUNTED WALK.THEY SAY IT WAS DUE TO SAFETYAND THE RISK OF SPREADINGCOVID-19.THIS MORNING, NOELANI SHOWS USWHAT THEY PLANNED INSTEAD THISFRIDAYTHE BOSTON MARATHON NEXT YEAR.THE APRIL RACE IS BEING PUSHEDBACK.

OFFICIALS HAVE SAIDCOVID-19 CONCERNS ARE THE MAINREASON THEY HAVE CANCELED THERACE FOR THE YEAR.

RIGHT NOWTHEY SAY THE NEW DATE WILLLIKELY BE SOME TIME IN THE FALLOF 20-21.MORE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDACOULD BE LOSING THEIR JOBS.APPLEBEES AND I-HOP ANNOUNCED,THEY WILL BE CLOSING UP TO 100LOCATIONS.APPLEBEES WILL BE THE FIRSTCHAIN TO BE REVIEWED.THE PARENT COMPANY BLAMES THEMOVE PARTLY ON THE ECONOMICIMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC.THE CLOSINGS ARE EXPECTED TOHAPPEN OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.NO WORD ON WHICH LOCATIONS WILLCLOSE OR HOW MANY EMPLOYEE




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