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2:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Leon Votes! WFSU's 2014 Election Live Blog

Nick Evans

Update 3:22 p.m.: Heading in to the final hours of the 2014 primary and local candidates make their last pitches to Leon voters.

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Update 3:25 p.m.: Via the Tampa Bay Times

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7:10 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Judge Rules New Map Constitutional, But 2014 Elections To Proceed With Old Unconstitutional Borders

League of Women Voters attorney David King arguing at Wednesday's hearing. The League vows to continue its fight.
Credit Nick Evans

Lawmakers, lawyers and the League of Women voters converged on a Leon County Courtroom this week to argue the merits of Florida’s newly revised congressional districts.  The judge has upheld the new map, but the fight seems likely to continue.

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5:36 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

League Of Women Voters: New Districts Don't Go Far Enough

League attorney David King arguing Wednesday.
Credit Nick Evans

The League of Women Voters is not impressed with the revised congressional map passed by the Florida Legislature just over a week ago.  The voting rights group argued against the changes Wednesday in court. 

League attorney David King says the Legislature’s redistricting effort did as little as possible to address the court’s order to fix the so-called “appendages” and the compactness of Districts 5 and 10 – something the judge says indicated an intent to favor the incumbent.  King says the Legislature didn’t do enough, especially in District 5.

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Politics
10:44 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Feathers Fly As Crist Opponents Crash Education Event

Crist's "Restore the Cuts" kickoff event brought supporters and opponents
Credit Nick Evans

Charlie Crist is touring the state in a school bus touting his stance on education. His kickoff event got hijacked by opponents on the right and the left.

Charlie Crist is attacking Gov. Rick Scott’s record on education, notably targeting budget cuts of more than $1 billion under Scott’s watch.  Crist says this policy has crippled Florida’s schools.

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6:11 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Voting Rights Groups Prepare To Fight Florida's Districts In Court – Again

The League says congressional districts passed Monday don't do enough.
Credit Florida Senate

Florida’s Legislature may have approved new congressional districts Monday, but critics say the question is far from settled.  The League of Women Voters claims the revision does not address the issues that sent the old map to court in the first place.

After Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ordered Florida lawmakers to redraw the congressional district map, the Florida League of Women Voters was ecstatic.  But League President Deirdre McNabb says the Legislature’s special session was a farce.

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