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Florida election recount

Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections: most Florida ex-felons can register to vote beginning Tuesday

Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections says that he’ll let many ex-felons register to vote beginning Tuesday, even though Florida’s governor-elect has a different opinion. Tuesday is when the recent voter-approved amendment on voting rights restoration...

Florida’s 2018: Stoneman Douglas, Red Tide, Hurricane Michael, Election drama and more

2018 in Florida: mass shootings, hurricanes, election sagas By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida in 2018 saw a horrific school shooting, a devastating hurricane that ravaged parts of the state’s Panhandle...
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

How much legal trouble is President Trump in? We ask a law professor

President Donald Trump may be in legal trouble; last week his long-time attorney was sentenced to three years in prison, in part for campaign finance violations. They include coordinating with Trump to pay two women for...
Florida election recount

How can Florida get better at counting votes in elections?

How can Florida get better at counting votes in elections? The outgoing ACLU of Florida executive director suggests uniformity This month’s election in Florida saw machine breakdowns, hundreds of votes lost during recounts, confusing ballot...
Florida election recount

Florida ballot not counted due to signature mismatch? Here’s how to “cure” it

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker gave thousands of Florida voters until this weekend to fix their ballots if they haven’t been counted because of mismatched signatures; to find out how that works, WMNF News...
Election Day 2018 Tampa, Florida

Fair elections lawyer questions Florida recount on signature matches and late mail ballots

Last week Bill Nelson sued the Florida Secretary of State to demand that the Florida recount tally all ballots that were disqualified because it was determined that they had a signature mismatch; and this week,...
Florida election recount

Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections: We’ll finish machine recount by deadline

All 67 counties in Florida are in the midst of mandatory machine recounts of all ballots in order to get more accurate counts of three very close statewide races; in the race for U.S. Senate,...
Election Day 2018 Tampa, Florida

Speaking to Election Day voters in Florida

Florida should know the results of highly anticipated races for Governor and U.S. Senator by the evening of Election Day; Republican Gubernatorial candidate, former Congress member Ron DeSantis, and his wife voted early Tuesday morning...
Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson faces Ross Spano in Florida Congressional District 15

There’s a surprisingly tight race in Florida’s 15th Congressional District between Republican Ross Spano and Democrat Kristen Carlson; we interviewed Carlson on WMNF’s MidPoint — The p.r. firm handling media requests for the campaign of Ross Spano...
Kristen Carlson

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday: Congressional District 15 race

Tune in to WMNF’s MidPoint on Monday — the day before Election Day — to hear about a very tight race in Florida’s 15th Congressional District between Republican Ross Spano and Democrat Kristen Carlson. Three write-in...
Rick Scott in Tampa; 2018 election

Rick Scott: “I work, [Bill Nelson] doesn’t”

Florida Governor Rick Scott is running for the U.S. Senate against Senator Bill Nelson and five write-in candidates; Scott held a get-out-the vote rally Thursday afternoon in Tampa for about 80 supporters and staff. Afterward,...
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Listeners respond to debate between Gus Bilirakis and Chris Hunter

Election Day is next week and early in-person voting is in full swing; on MidPoint we heard a recent debate in a Congressional race for a seat that includes parts of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco...

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