A Florida Vote is the Most Important Vote in the World (Update)

A Florida vote is gold right now.

Do not take this election for granted. It is closer than you think. Despite President Trump catching COVID, the pandemic, the anti-science sentiment, the economy, social justice issues — literally all the things, this race is close. Super close. Don’t trust or listen to the polls. They were wrong last time and they are easy to manipulate.

If you want proof this race is close, follow the money.  According to recent gambling data, almost 75% of online betters are choosing Trump to win the election. As a result the odds are tighter than just a week ago. This baby is going to be close and it might come down to Florida. Again.

Florida, Florida, Florida

There is no question if Biden is the winner of Florida he will win the election. If Trump has any chance, and he does, believe it, he will 100% need to win Florida. Biden can still win the election by losing Florida and sweeping Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. This is certainly possible. He is from that neck-of-the-woods.

President Obama chose Joe Biden as Vice President in part to help him carry The Rust Belt.  But listen. Both Pennsylvania and Michigan will not announce their results on Election Day.  Rather stupidly, they do not begin counting mail-in-ballots until Election Day and will need a couple of days.


At the end of the day, again, and as usual, a Florida vote is the most important vote in the country. If Biden wins Florida and wins mightily, it will be an early night on Election Day. If Trump wins Florida this election will delve quickly into free-for-all chaos as the world watches and waits for Michigan and Pennsylvania to count mail-in votes. There will be accusations of fraud. The counting of the ballots will be liable to voter intimidation.

It will be like the Recount of 2000, in Florida.

But honestly, the race is close in Florida.

No offense to California or New York, you may have a loud presence culturally and online, but your voice at the political ballot box means essentially nothing. California and New York will vote Democrat.

Florida? We honestly don’t know.

Liked it? Take a second to support The Jitney on Patreon! The Jitney needs gas. Please donate or become a Patron here

J.J. Colagrande

Has written about Miami culture for almost twenty years, first with The Miami Herald, then Miami New Times and Huffington Post. He's the publisher of The Jitney and a full-time professor.