Elections

Elections
4:31 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

President Clinton At FSU: Obama Believes 'We Need To Do This Together'

People gather near Doak Campbell Stadium before President Bill Clinton spoke.
Jessica Palombo WFSU-FM

The Obama and Romney presidential campaigns are making their final Florida push before Tuesday’s election. An Obama rally featuring former President Bill Clinton drew a crowd of 4,100 to Florida State University on Friday night.

Clinton spoke for about an hour in front of the Unconquered statue outside of FSU’s Doak Campbell stadium. For several Tallahassee residents, the former president’s appearance was reason enough to make it out to the rally.

“I already voted, so really, I’m just here because I’m excited about Bill Clinton," Gaby Perez said. 

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Elections
7:04 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Fla. Dems: 'Gov. Scott Ignoring The Facts Of Long Lines At Early Voting Sites'

Long lines at one of five early voting locations in Leon County: the county's courthouse.
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

Despite recording breaking turnout all across the state, there’ve also been several complaints about long lines and wait times of up to three hours at some Florida poll sites. So, Governor Rick Scott was asked to extend early voting hours. But, the Governor’s recent refusal to do so has some saying it’s pure “voter disenfranchisement.”

After looking at the long line forming at the Leon County Courthouse, Florida State University students

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Elections
5:37 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Amendment 12 Draws Little Debate Over Small Change To University Governing Board

Amendment 12, if passed, will change the way the student member of Florida’s public university governing board is picked. The amendment is straightforward. The change would require creating a new council and shutting out the longtime student advocacy group, Florida Student Association. Its history is not. The issue revolves around the student member of Florida’s Board of Governors. It’s a 17 member board overseeing the state’s university system. One member is a university student.

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Elections
5:11 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

As Political Ads Distort The Truth, Floridians Tune Out

FSU Communications Prof. Davis Houck in his office
Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

Like voters in every swing state during this election cycle, Floridians have been barraged with a near-constant stream of political ads on TV, radio, online, in the mailbox and on the phone. Fact-checkers often find that the ads distort truths. But political advertising experts say, most voters are tuning them out anyway.

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Elections
6:40 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Fla Dems: 'Gov. Scott, Extend Early Voting Hours'; Scott Says It's Working Fine

Long lines at one of five early voting locations in Leon County: the county's courthouse.
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

There are several complaints in Florida about early voting lines forcing people to wait three to four hours before casting their votes. Voting groups and Democrats are calling on Florida Governor Rick Scott to extend the early voting hours.

Barbara King is on her work break, and had plans to vote early. But, as she looks at the long line circling around the Leon County Courthouse building, her only thought is:

“Oh my God! I don’t know if I want to wait that long! I still have to go pick up my grandbabies.”

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