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St. Pete election: Robert Blackmon & Ken Welch

Audio from a forum featuring the two candidates for St. Petersburg mayor in 2021: Robert Blackmon and Ken Welch.

Update the Electoral Count Act or American Democracy will fail, election crises group says

Following the fallout from the November 2020 election and the Capitol Insurrection on Jan. 6, a cross-partisan group of elections experts said it’s time to update the Electoral Count Act. Experts warn the U.S. could...

St. Pete City Council Districts 1 & 4 candidates

Audio from a recent candidate forum with candidates for St. Petersburg City Council Districts 1 and 4. It was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and the Institute for...
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Elections legislation aims to fix what isn’t broken

By Javan Frinks Florida has joined with dozens of other states in introducing legislation that could impact future elections. Among other things, these bills aim to restrict the vote by mail process and mirror Georgia’s...

After record early voting, Election Day turnout looks light in Tampa Bay

Florida experienced record early voting this year with early-in-person and mail-in voting ballots nearly surpassing the total number of ballots cast in 2016. With most votes being cast early, even historically busy polling sites around...

Radioactivity Wednesday: A Deep Dive into the Latest Florida Poll numbers with Steve Schale

October 28, 2020 In 2008, Steve Schale directed the Obama/Biden campaign in Florida, leading the largest political operation in Florida history to a win for President Obama, and in 2012, served as a Senior Advisor to...

On 100th anniversary, Ocoee Massacre comes into focus

Nov. 2 marks the 100th anniversary of the Ocoee Massacre, considered our country’s most deadly Election Day. But this little-known tragic moment in Florida’s history has been coming into focus. Dozens of African American residents...
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League of Women Voters hosts forum on National Popular Vote compact

With Election Day just around the corner, the Florida League of Women Voters on Tuesday hosted a forum on the Interstate Voting Compact, which would ensure the president of the United States is elected by...
elections

Amid record early voting, election officials, leaders urge voter confidence despite misinformation

Voters turned out in record numbers Monday to begin casting ballots in person for the presidential election. Political leaders and election officials are urging voter confidence amid misinformation. Meanwhile, a bill from Marco Rubio aimed...

District 64 candidates Harrington and Koster face voter questions in Tiger Bay forum

The candidates for Florida House District 64 met in a virtual candidate forum Friday. They fielded questions ranging from Medicaid expansion to budget priorities in what is one of the more unique races for the...
Hillsborough County Commission

Hillsborough Commission District 3 Candidates meet in virtual forum

The two candidates running for the heavily Democratic Hillsborough County Commission District 3 race met in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the Tampa Tiger Bay Club this afternoon. Democrat Gwen Myers and Republican Maura...

MOTION TO WAIVE FLORIDA EX-FELON’S FINES TO BE HEARD 9/16/20

Robert Coleman, a 33 year old ex-felon, wants to vote. However, he owes $95,000 in fines to the court system. Last week, officials from the Alachua County’s Public Defender’s Office filed a motion, the first...

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