Scott Suspends Broward Elections Chief

Scott Suspends Broward Elections Chief

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Citing widespread problems during the 2018 elections, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and replaced her with one of his closest allies, Pete Antonacci. “Due to her demonstrated misfeasance, incompetence, and neglect of duty, Supervisor Snipes can no […]

New Senate President Promises “Civility, Transparency”

New Senate President Promises “Civility, Transparency”

TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Bill Galvano became president of the Florida Senate on Tuesday, promising to leave a contentious election behind and to promote a more civil discussion of issues facing the nation’s third-largest state. Galvano, a 52-year-old Republican lawyer from Bradenton, told the 40-member Senate there is little he can do “to stem the tide […]

Election Changes Eyed as 2018 Results Finalized

Election Changes Eyed as 2018 Results Finalized

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday. The certification came on time, but problems with other […]

What is Going on with Florida’s Elections?

What is Going on with Florida’s Elections?

By Will Patrick Florida is the nation’s largest swing state, and true to form two of its most important elections were undecided more than a week after Election Day. Three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson was behind Republican Gov. Rick Scott by only 38,717 on Nov. 6, out of more than 8 million votes cast. Scott’s […]

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