The Chestnut Monday Report

October 26th, 2020

News of Razor-Thin Race: Help Us to GOTV!

The presidential race in Florida is going to be RAZOR-THIN. There is some speculation that we will win by only 500 votes. To help us maximize our Get Out the Vote efforts, please consider phone banking to help us get all of our Democratic absentee ballots in! If interested, please contact Cynthia Chestnut at

We began the ballot chase with over 29,000 outstanding Vote by Mail ballots, and we are now down to around 12,000! Let's get the rest of those ballots in!
This is the dropbox outside of the Supervisor of Elections office, where you can drop off your Vote by Mail Ballot 24 hours a day! 
Josiah T. Walls Building • 515 North Main Street, Suite 300 • Gainesville, FL 32601
Sign Waving Opportunities

Show your support for the Biden/Harris ticket and Dems down-the-ballot. Bring a sign or be provided one and be sure to wear a mask.

Waldo and 8th Avenue

Waldo and University Avenue

Friday, October 30, 4:30-5:30 pm

Flags are available at the Office, you must provide the pole.

"Your democracy and health care are going to be very much affected by the results of this election. If you want a democratic country that upholds the law and health care, go vote! Tell your friends and family to vote!"

-Robin West


Total                    3,805,775

Democrats          1,788,278

Republicans        1,179,541

NPA                        837,756

Margin                    608,737


Florida Early Voting 

Total                  2,212,655

Democrats           766,794

Republicans      1,020,877

NPA                     424,984

Margin                 254,083


Net margin:     354,654


3,079 Democrats with a Vote by Mail Ballot have voted early in Alachua County

Volunteer Opportunities
Phone Banking
Phone bankers are needed to chase the Vote by Mail ballots that have yet to be returned. We ask your help in calling voters , as well as recruiting volunteers to assist in this endeavor. We have a prepared script for you to use, and we will provide you with the list for your Precinct. Please email Cynthia Chestnut at, if you are willing to assist. We originally had over 29,000 outstanding ballots, but at this time we have over 12,000 outstanding ballots.  


Poll Greeters are needed for polling sites on Election Day!
Greeters will be assigned 2-hour shifts to all precincts on Election Day, November 3rd.

If you can volunteer for one or several shifts, please email our coordinator Margaret Boonstra at Let Ms. Boonstra know of your preference for dates, times (morning, noon, or late afternoon), and locations, and they will get back to you to arrange your assignment(s).

Joe's Social Media to Amplify

@JoeBiden: No president whose lies and failures have cost 225,000 American lives should keep his job. Period.

@JoeBiden: In 8 days, we’re going to take our democracy back.

@JoeBiden: The hard truth is it didn't have to be this bad. But Donald Trump's shortsighted actions weakened our ability to respond to a pandemic long before COVID-19 reached our shores.

Important Resources & Numbers

  • Vote by Mail Information

  • Florida Online Voter Registration

  • (833) 868-3352 - Voter Assistance Hotline

  • Alachua County Democratic Party Headquarters | 352.373.1730

  • Florida Democratic Party Voter Protection Hotline | 833.VOTE.FLA

  • Alachua County Supervisor of Elections | 352.374.5252 (Spanish: 833.803.0613)

    • Email:

Key Dates to Prepare for The Election

Early Voting Has Begun, October 19-October 31,
9am-6pm, at six voting sites:

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office

Branch Libraries at Tower or Millhopper Roads

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center

Orange Heights Baptist Church

Reitz Union (Career Connections Center)


General Election 7am-7pm November 3rd
Vote by Mail Ballots due by 7pm

Thank you for reading! GO DEMOCRATS!
Florida Democratic Party Voter Protection Hotline: 833-VOTE-FLA
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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 5216, Gainesville, FL 32627

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