Kurt Browning

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The polls are open, and Florida voters are casting ballots in about 67-hundred voting precincts across the state for the Republican Presidential Primary. As Sascha Cordner reports, despite a small setback in Orlando, the state’s election’s chief says everything is going according to plan.

As Florida voters go to the polls for the state’s Republican primary, Florida’s Secretary of State Kurt Browning says everything is going smoothly so far. But, there was a slight hiccup in Orlando when a polling place opened late:

Governor Rick Scott has chosen Florida’s new elections chief. As Sascha Cordner reports, Scott tapped Tallahassee insider Ken Detzner to replace retiring Secretary of State Kurt Browning.

Scott says he has every bit of confidence in Ken Detzner, a man who’s already had a short stint as a former Secretary of State under former Governor Jeb Bush.

Florida’s Secretary of State who’s been vigorously defending the state’s controversial new election law officially resigning Wednesday. As Sascha Cordner reports, this is actually Kurt Browning’s second time leaving the post. He originally left the position when serving under Governor Charlie Crist.

Following a meeting with Governor Rick Scott, Browning confirmed he was stepping down as Florida’s elections chief. Browning was adamant that Scott did not force his resignation and says he told the Governor he wanted to leave to be with his family in Pasco County.