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Changing demographics could turn Georgia purple


It s an aboriginal Friday morning at the Mosqueda household. The sun hasn t alike appear up yet, and the ancestors is already active about the future.Alberto and Keisha Mosqueda confused from Virginia to Georgia about two years ago, so this will be their aboriginal presidential acclamation as association of the Peach State. It s bodies like them who could change the historically red accompaniment purple: new association who vote Democratic, and conservatives who say they can t accompany themselves to vote for the Republican candidate.As Alberto Mosqueda gets into his morning accepted and turns on the news, the aboriginal affair he sees is Republican presidential appointee Donald Trump speaking at Thursday s alms banquet with Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival. You can acquaint anybody is aloof attractive at him like, Man, aloof end this, Mosqueda says.Alberto Mosqueda says he considers himself a conservative. He didn t vote for President Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012. He says he isn t absolutely with her, to use Clinton s attack slogan, but is voting for her anyway. I absolutely feel anniversary accept their own agenda. You accept the Republican applicant — I absolutely (feel) he s out there … aloof to appearance he is the man. … A lot of arrogance. And again you accept the Democrat applicant who (you) aloof feel she has a hidden agenda; its consistently been about aloof what s best for her, Mosqueda says.If it weren t for Trump, Mosqueda says, he would accept apparently voted for the Republican applicant instead of Hillary Clinton.With beneath than 20 canicule until the election, voters in Georgia are already casting their ballots, and Clinton is acquisitive to cull out a win in a accompaniment that has voted red back 1996.A poll appear Friday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows Trump and Clinton are apoplectic in Georgia, with Trump arch Clinton 44-42% amid acceptable Georgia voters, which is aural the poll s allowance of error.Although Mosqueda, who is Latino, says he s voting for Clinton, he says he s still not awash on what she represents. Clinton s email altercation and her role with Benghazi are the two capital capacity that Mosqueda says affair him. Being a aggressive guy, you booty all of that into annual — Benghazi especially, the emails and security, and all that. They re aloof absolute breaches and absolute violations of … the simple things that they advise you alike as a lower enlisted guy in the military, he says.But he says he can t buck to vote for Trump, abnormally with his comments on Latinos.The Mosquedas say they are demography this acclamation acutely seriously, abnormally on capacity like clearing reform, tensions amid the United States and Russia and repealing Obamacare.Keisha Mosqueda, who is African-American, says Clinton knows added about the issues and that there s annihilation Trump can say for either one of them that will change their mind.She says she usually votes Democrat and that now, her vote is guided by what she wants the approaching to attending like for their 5-year-old son, Solomon. I m actual anxious about him in the approaching (being) a boyhood male. That s article that s aloof consistently on my mind, Keisha Mosqueda says.Solomon ability not yet accept the accent or aftereffect of his parents votes could accept in Georgia, but what does apperceive is the blush he affairs to vote for. Blue, Solomon says.

Moonlight shines as coming-of-age tale


Deeply affecting, Moonlight is a small, beautifully told adventure that resonates able-bodied above the time spent in the theater. Bleak, but not hopeless, it s additionally one of those absolute films that will await on analytical accolades and awards application to aggrandize its chaste glow.A added amore from writer-director Barry Jenkins, who acclimatized Tarell Alvin McCraney s unproduced comedy in a address that doesn t advance those date roots, the adventure follows one adolescent African-American through three audible windows, played by a altered amateur in anniversary time frame. As such, the absorption on any one aerialist is somewhat blunted — in the way Slumdog Millionaire was — but the casting is categorical at every stage.The focus is on Chiron, accepted as Little (Alex Hibbert) aback we aboriginal appointment him as a adolescent boy. Growing up in Miami, he s best on by added kids and atrocious to breach abroad from his crack-addicted mother (Naomie Harris).Chiron finds absurd ambush with a adjacency biologic banker (Mahershala Ali, of Luke Cage and House of Cards ), who treats the near-silent adolescence with abrupt amore and compassion, including the simple action of teaching him how to swim.Flash advanced to his teens, and Chiron (Ashton Sanders) is advancing to grips with his sexuality, which makes him a ambition for added corruption and bullying. Acting on those animosity affords a cursory moment of exhilaration, but like so abundant in his life, animality is never far abroad from kindness. Even his mother s slurred announcement of amore against him, saying, You re my only, feels attenuated beneath the circumstances.The final affiliate introduces Chiron activity by the appellation Atramentous (Trevante Rhodes), now a adolescent man, whose aisle has been laid out, in hindsight, by aggregate that preceded this introduction. It s a sobering adeptness that boring peels aback the ramifications of accepting been an outcast, while abrogation questions — through Atramentous reconnecting with his accomplished — about the adeptness to breach from those cycles.Much of the aboriginal film-festival advantage of Moonlight singled it out as an analysis in accurate of atramentous masculinity, eliciting added comparisons to the gay capacity to Brokeback Mountain. But the cine proves accepted in its coming-of-age aspects, due in no baby allotment to the amazing assignment by the adolescent actors called as Little/Chiron and his peers, as able-bodied as Ali, Harris and accompanist Janelle Monae (in a able acting debut) as the latter s girlfriend.The abundantly scaled film s abrasive corners and abandoned lots are a far cry from glamorous, fun-in-the-sun awning depictions of Miami. Yet if the burghal has hardly looked worse, Moonlight shines in a host of added ways. Moonlight opens October 21. It s rated R.