Capital Report: 11-04-2016

Nov 4, 2016

One of the most divisive presidential contests is rapidly turning into one of the closest; recent polls show the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is within the margin of error. Kate Payne talks with starkly divided voters in a red county and a blue county, about what happens if their candidate loses.

As candidates make their presence felt in Florida in the last days of the race, pundits continue to remind us this year’s campaign is not just unusual, but unprecedented. So, how does it feel to be casting your first ballot in 2016?  From member station WLRN in Miami, Rowan Moore Gerety talks about the election with Florida high school seniors.

When voters head to the polls Tuesday they’ll check in, get their ballots and proceed to vote. And watching the whole time will be monitors called poll watchers. They usually sit silently by on the lookout for any problems. And this Election cycle, they’ve gotten more attention than ever before. But as poll watchers watch the polls…who is watching the watchers? Lynn Hatter reports.

Should voters get to decide whether casino gambling is allowed in Florida? The state Supreme Court is reviewing a proposed ballot measure that would require voter approval for changes to the state’s elections rules. Regan McCarthy has more....

The Florida Supreme Court is preparing to rule on whether to allow a new abortion restriction to take effect.  Nick Evans reports the measure requires women wait 24 hours after an initial consultation before receiving treatment. 

Last year, there were nearly 200-thousand child abuse, neglect, or abandonment investigations in Florida. As Sascha Cordner reports, one organization aims to help parents and others involved with children not only identify potential risk factors, but also give them the tools to avoid such behaviors.