Make America gray again: retirees rev up their buggies for Biden

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Make America gray again: retirees rev up their buggies for Biden

In the battleground state of Florida, a previously unthinkable shift to the left is dividing locals

Josie Ensor

Wearing “Ridin’ with Biden” T-shirts and sporting Biden-Harris 2020 bumper stickers, hundreds of residents of the US’ largest retirement community tootled along in a convoy of golf buggies to deliver their ballots.

Such a large turnout for a Democratic presidential candidate would have been unthinkable four years ago here in The Villages, a traditionally conservative suburb of 125,000 pensioners in central Florida.

“I really hadn’t expected this many, I kinda always thought it was a small club,” said 66-year-old Casey Marr, sitting beside his buggy with dog Linus wearing a “Vote for Biden” collar. “A lot of people just don’t like what they’ve seen these past six months.”..

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