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Elections
2:46 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Fla. Gov. Reverses Course With Proposed Election Law Changes

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing three changes he’d like to see in the laws governing how the state runs its elections. The changes reverse some of the election law reforms that Scott signed into law two years ago.

Scott’s office released a statement saying the proposed changes are meant to "restore Floridians' confidence in our election system."

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Elections
7:28 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Fla. Elections Officials: Expand Early Voting Sites And Days; Shorten Ballot

Election supervisors from several Florida counties are turning in their wish lists for how the state’s election law needs to change. The Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections heard  from the county officials Monday about what they think caused problems during the 2012 election.

The committee heard testimony from nine elections supervisors, including those from several of the biggest counties.

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Elections
7:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

As Fla. Election Reform Bills Filed, Partisan War Of Words Continues

The Florida Republican lawmaker who sponsored last-year’s controversial election-law changes that shortened the early voting period has filed new legislation to expand it once again. But the Florida Democratic Party is decrying the new bill as grossly inadequate.

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Elections
7:33 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Florida Electors Officially Pick President Obama, VP Biden

Florida Democratic electors sign election-results certificates in the Florida Senate chambers
Jessica Palombo WFSU-FM

Just as they did in all U.S. states, Florida’s presidential electors met to cast their official ballots on Monday. The Democratic electors unanimously chose President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the Florida Capitol.

In the Florida Senate chambers, Democratic electors gathered from around the state. Many brought family members to share the experience, some still in diapers. Infant Hillary Eleanor was there with her dad, former Orange County state Rep. Scott Randolph, and mom, Susannah Randolph, who’s one of the electors.

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Elections
4:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Latino Voters Shake Up Florida Elections

Analysts say President Barack Obama owes a big thank you to Latino voters, who many say made up a big chuck of his Florida win. That comes as a surprise to pollsters who predicted a Romney win. But for grass roots organizers in Florida, it wasn’t a surprise at all.

“I believe that we are the determining factor in the presidential election.” Says Julsea Arsen with the voter advocacy group Mi Familia Vota. She says the Latino population has grown dramatically throughout Central Florida. And she believes the group’s outreach in that area paid off big.

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