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 […]

Ballot Signatures Battle Draws Judge’s Ire

Ballot Signatures Battle Draws Judge’s Ire

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With seven election-related lawsuits pending, a federal judge clashed Wednesday with lawyers for state officials, national Republicans and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign in a case about whether voters whose ballot signatures don’t match those on file should be able to “cure” the ballots. “I’m […]

Governor Scott to Step Aside from Canvassing Board

Governor Scott to Step Aside from Canvassing Board

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott intends to recuse himself from a state panel that is scheduled next week to certify the results of Florida’s 2018 elections, the governor’s lawyer told a federal judge Wednesday. Scott’s decision to step aside from the Elections Canvassing Commission came as he […]