You Know Him as 'Florida Man,' But Who Is He Voting For?

Tampa paper tracks down memorable crime arrestees in the state
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2016 11:05 AM CDT
You Know Him as 'Florida Man,' But Who Is He Voting For?
Balloons at the Democratic convention.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Florida will be one of the most important states in play in next week's election, and the Tampa Bay Times has provided a strange, if entertaining, exploration of what a certain type of voter there might do. This voter is known as Florida Man. You know him—he pops up regularly in headlines after committing an only-in-Florida kind of crime. The newspaper managed to track down 11 of them, one technically being Florida Woman (accused of assaulting her twin sister in an argument involving a vibrator). The results? It's pretty good news for Hillary Clinton, who wins 7-4, though Florida Woman is in the Trump camp.

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Some samples: "I think Trump is an utter madman, so there's really no other choice," says Clinton supporter Malcolm Brenner, who gained infamy for having sex with a dolphin. “Donald Trump by far," counters Anthony Berden, who was arrested for roaming a park dressed as a dinosaur and carrying an air rifle. "I’m not going to have a war criminal and a liar as my next president." Click for the full story and all the results. Or for a more serious look at Florida, the AP explains why the Interstate 4 corridor is pivotal. (Read more Florida stories.)

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