Friday, August 28, 2020

A Convention to Remember

The Republican National Convention wrapped up late last night with President Trump's acceptance speech as the Republican candidate for the 2020 election. And what a convention this was. Far from being hampered by the limitations of the corona virus, the campaign staff took advantage of the opportunity to film pieces in a variety of historic locations, such as Lincoln's boyhood home and Baltimore's Fort McHenry. An impressive variety of speakers from all walks of life testified to President Trump's startling accomplishments over the last 3 1/2 years.

To top it off, last night's grand finale served up colossal fireworks over the Washington Monument as well as a triumphant rendition of Nessun Dorma sung by New York tenor Christopher Macchio from the White House balcony. (The concluding words of the aria are, appropriately, "At dawn, I shall win!") Once again, President Trump and his team have succeeded in inspiring the country toward great things.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Know Your Ballot Questions

Did you know that Florida voters will weigh in on six issues that will appear on the ballot at the November elections? The most debated may be the one that would hike the minimum wage, but the question about going to "open" primary elections is also significant. An article from the Tallahassee Democrat describes the proposed constitutional amendments. (Don't worry, the paper was not named for the party but after "the true and tried doctrines of old-time democracy of our Fathers," according to its founder.)   

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

On to November

Almost 30 percent of St. Johns County voters participated in the August 18 primary elections. Results for all offices, per the Supervisor of Elections, are posted here. We congratulate the winners and turn our sights now to the general election.

If you wish to vote by mail, check out the how-to for SJC residents here.

Need a Trump yard sign? We've got 'em! Come to the club's September meeting (details to be announced) to pick up yours for a small donation.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Strickland Speaks at August Meeting

Chris Strickland, candidate in this month's Republican primary for the office of Sheriff of St. Johns County, addressed the Republican Club's members and guests at the August 10 meeting. Mr. Strickland answered questions from the moderator (the same ones candidate Rob Hardwick answered at the July meeting), and also took some questions from the audience.

The club also conducted its own elections, normally held in April of each year. The new slate of officers is Pete Royal, President; Marty Miller, VP; Tom Rivers, Treasurer; and Marlene Zullig, Secretary. Thank you for serving. 

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