President Barack Obama is telling voters in Florida the race for the president is over if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the state.
Obama has returned to Florida on the final day of early voting before Election Day. “If we win Florida, it’s a wrap,” he says.
President Obama makes the closing case – says “If we win Florida, it’s a wrap”. Make it so… pic.twitter.com/chbIDL48Hy
— HawaiiDelilah (@HawaiiDelilah) November 7, 2016
Obama is speaking at a baseball stadium in Kissimmee where Stevie Wonder performed earlier. He is telling the audience that’s he’s read that the campaign for Republican nominee Donald Trump has shut down his Twitter account in the campaign’s final days. Obama says if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle control of the nation’s nuclear weapons.
Obama is also reaching out to minority voters in Florida and says Trump has vilified minorities and called immigrants criminals and rapists.
Meantime, according to Daily Kos, a Clinton campaign staffer tweeted that the Democratic candidate “passed Obama in total black voters who participated in early voting in Florida” over the weekend.
Hillary passed Obama in total black voters who participated in Early Voting in Florida.
2016: 564,000 (not counting today)
— Adam Smith (@AdamSmith_usa) November 7, 2016
Those stats confirmed by Steve Schale, a political strategist in Florida and former state director and senior Florida senior advisor in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
That as Florida has seen an historic surge in early voting as well. According to stats 911-thousand Hispanics have already voted in Florida, which represents over a third of those who voted in 2012.
— Taniel (@Taniel) November 7, 2016
Source: AP/DAILY KOS