2018 elections

Donald Trump

Nikki Fried seeks a DOJ probe after Donald Trump makes claims about his actions in 2018 election

Nikki Fried wants the U.S. DOJ to investigate Donald Trump who said he sent federal agents to Florida to keep the 2018 election from being “stolen” from Ron DeSantis.
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...
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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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After printer problem is fixed, Manatee County early voting kicks off

Wednesday was the first day of in-person early voting in Manatee County; but at least one resident left without voting at one site because of delays caused by early morning printer problems. A Bradenton resident...
Andrew Gillum

Andrew Gillum answers questions at St. Pete College

Andrew Gillum answered questions from audience members Friday afternoon in a standing-room-only 300-seat theater at St. Petersburg College; he made the connection between the strength of deadly Hurricane Michael and human-caused climate change. Listen: Gillum’s main...
VoteVets criticizes Ron DeSantis running against Andrew Gillum 2018 election Florida governor

Tampa groups speak out against Ron DeSantis’ “vile racism”

"Ron DeSantis is a veteran. And this kind of vile racism makes all of us veterans look bad."

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