Leon County Commission Hopefuls
2:29 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Leon County Commission Candidates Faceoff

Fred Varn, Emily Fritz, Tom Flanigan, Mary Ann Lindley

There are four people in the running for Leon County Commission At-Large Seat One.  Tom Flanigan spoke with all of them Tuesday, July 17 on WFSU-FM's Perspectives.

The guy who’s held that seat for the past four years is Akin Akinyemi.  He called in from the road on the way back to Tallahassee from Pittsburgh.  One of his biggest challenges, he told the Perspectives audience, has been trying to maintain critical county services in the face of a relentlessly shrinking county budget.  Such as the special court that handles mental health and substance abuse cases.

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6:03 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Fla. Elections Supervisors: More Info Needed Before Voter Purge Can Start

The federal government granted Florida access to a Homeland Security immigration database over the weekend. But, Florida’s election supervisors say they are waiting for more detailed instructions from the state before they proceed with removing non-citizens from the rolls.

For the purge to happen, the president of the state election supervisors association Vicki Davis says, the process must include backup documentation along with a list of names. She says that’s what keeping supervisors from removing suspected non-citizens during the state-directed purge so far.

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5:18 pm
Sat July 14, 2012

Feds Approve Florida's Access to Citizens List


After a year-long dispute with the federal government, the state of Florida has won access to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security citizenship database. This allows the state to move forward with plans to purge potential non-citizens from voter rolls.

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2:59 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Leon County Elections 2012: Races to Watch

As the August 14th primary nears, WFSU-FM will be giving you a chance to hear directly from the candidates on our live call-in program, Perspectives. The series of shows will run Tuesdays and Thursday from July 9th through July 31th. Here’s a complete list of the shows and their guests:

Tuesday, July 10th: Leon County Sheriff:

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12:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Another legal challenge to Florida election law

Florida is again faced with another legal challenge over its elections process. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are calling for an end to the state’s dual system of elections.  

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