Rob Lorei Interviews Caroline Fredrickson, author of Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections

From Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen here: Select Wednesday, May 29th from the drop down menu. The interview begins 30 minutes into the program. Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Read the transcript by Blannie Whelan below: Rob Lorei (Host): Our next guest today is Caroline Fredrickson, author of Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight… Read more »

Mueller says Russia attacked our election system in 2016; Former Elections supervisor Ion Sancho says Russia likely interfered in Florida’s election

Radioactivity with Rob Lorei Listen Here (Select Wednesday, May 30th in the drop down menu): https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we are going to take a deep dive into special counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement about the Russia investigation. We’ll hear from a former supervisor of elections… Read more »

Longtime Supporter of Green New Deal Coming to Tampa This Sunday

Radioactivity With Rob Lorei 05/29/19 Listen Here (Select Wednesday, May 29th in the drop down menu): https://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity/ Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity— Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell yesterday said that if a Supreme Court opening occurs next year—he will hold a vote in the Senate to confirm whomever President Trump nominates. That’s in… Read more »

Full text of Mueller’s questions and President Trump’s answers from the Mueller Report

From the AP CNN has a link to the redacted Mueller Report here.  Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller’s written questions and Donald Trump’s written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel’s office and the president. Mueller’s team… Read more »

Understanding The Suffrage Movement on Life Elsewhere

Make no mistake, Sally Roesch Wagner is a force to be reckoned with. Her wonderfully rich voice and her crystal-clear articulation tells you she does not suffer fools gladly. You know immediately as your interview beings that Sally Roesch Wagner is not to be trifled with. Yet, even through a heartless digital connection, you cannot… Read more »

League of Women Voters of Florida logo from their facebook page

Non-partisan League of Women Voters explains the national popular vote compact

There is a national movement to have the results of presidential elections better reflect who actually got more votes; it’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Several states have passed laws to instruct their presidential Electors to vote for the person who gets the most votes across the entire country. So far, states representing… Read more »

Young Floridians turned out to vote in the 2018 midterm election

Florida’s 2018 youth vote swells over previous midterm By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school… Read more »

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 becomes effective in the Florida Constitution. Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer tells WMNF News that rights restoration goes into… Read more »

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 region, and a contentious election that dragged on for weeks. A school shooting sent reverberations through the nation, in schools… Read more »

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, Nelson sued the state to count vote-by-mail ballots that were postmarked before  but not delivered before polls closed on Election Day. To… Read more »

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 in North Florida. A small crowd of supporters chanted, “We want Ron!” Meanwhile, in Tallahassee, his Democratic opponent, Mayor Andrew… Read more »

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 wrote, “Unfortunately, Ross is booked during those times on Monday and we won’t be able to accommodate your request.” The… Read more »