Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris will spend Halloween in the Sunshine State. Here’s what you need to know.
The California Democrat will travel to Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. She’s speaking at Get Out The Vote drive-in rallies in Miami and in Lake Worth. She will also participate in an early voting event in Fort Lauderdale.
Supporters will have to contact local offices to RSVP and get specific addresses.
The Miami event begins at 11:45 a.m. She then heads to Fort Lauderdale at 2:25 p.m. The final rally will begin at 4:50 p.m.
Final early push
In all three South Florida counties, early voting comes to a close at the end of the weekend. With the largest Democratic voter concentrations located in this part of the state, Harris hopes to inspire voters to get out to the polls and hopefully sew up the Florida vote before Election Day arrive.
That’s important because while Democratic voters have significantly outperformed Republicans in vote-by-mail, the GOP has largely closed that gap with in-person early voting underway. About 476,383 more registered Republicans than Democrats voted early as of Friday evening.
Harris’ visit to Miami also marks a return to the location of the most heated moment of the primary between Harris and now-Democratic nominee Joe Biden. At the first Democratic primary debate, the Senator raised historic reports about Biden working with segregationist Senators years ago, something she said was “hurtful to hear” for a young mixed-race girl. Biden dismissed the critique as a “mischaracterization across the board.”
Obviously, the two Democratic politicians buried the hatchet long ago. Harris dropped out of the primary before the Iowa caucuses, and Biden had kind words for her then. Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, Biden offered her a spot on the ballot and a shot at Vice President.