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Florida Voting

Time for a Truce on Voting

Scott Arceneaux | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Scott Arceneaux

If playing politics with the franchise is an unfortunate part of our past, it should be abhorrent to our modern democracy. At the start of a new presidential cycle, one without an incumbent, it is time to call a truce on voting.

Florida To Begin Working To Fix Big Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug 3 (Reuters) - Florida legislative leaders said on Sunday they plan to call a special session ...

Plan To Cut Polling Locations In Florida Fuels Outcry

Bradenton Herald | Sara Kennedy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

MANATEE -- A plan to cut the number of polling locations by almost 30 percent has drawn fire from those who say minority and poorer voters will bear t...

Miami-Dade Declines To Make Elections Fix -- Again

Miami Herald | PATRICIA MAZZEI | Posted 01.31.2014 | Miami

Miami-Dade voters endured lines up to seven hours long during the last presidential election in part because the county delayed a key once-a-decade de...

Dem Senator Slams Scott

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) criticized Gov. Rick Scott's administration over new restrictions on how and where Florida voters can return absentee ballot...

Janie Campbell

O.J. Simpson Can Still Vote In Florida, But Thousands Of Others Can't | Janie Campbell | Posted 10.31.2013 | Miami

He's one of the most famous incarcerated felons in the world, yet O.J. Simpson is still eligible to vote in Florida, according to local records. His r...

Scott Administration Admits Voter Purge 'Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) administration is acknowledging problems with its attempt to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls during the 20...

Clinton Reveals How He Knew Key State Would Go To Dems

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton revealed on Friday why he felt confident that Democrats would win Florida in the 2012 elections. "I looked in the eye...

No More 'Clusterf---ery'?

Posted 05.22.2013 | Miami

Florida may finally escape its fate as a national embarrassment during elections: Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill reinstating additional...

Florida Republicans Wage New War On Voting

The Miami Herald | Marc Caputo | Posted 06.17.2013 | Miami

Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old North Miami voter who became a symbol of Florida's elections woes, could again find it tough to cast a ballot now th...

Florida Elections Website Targeted By Cyberattack: Report

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

A Florida website became the first known target of an election-focused cyberattack last year, when more than 2,500 "phantom requests" for absentee bal...

The Voting Rights Act: We Still Need It

Alex Palombo | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Yes, we've come a long way since 1965. But voter rights have taken steps backward in progress over the past few elections, and it cannot be allowed to continue.

New Bill Named For 102-Year-Old Miami Voter

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 02.26.2013 | Miami

A Miami legislator is making a push for voting law changes in the name of Desiline Victor. State Sen. Oscar Braynon (D-Miami) publicly introduced S...

Huge Number Of Floridians Didn't Vote Because Of Long Lines: Report

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

At least 201,000 Florida voters did not cast ballots on Election Day 2012 because they were discouraged by long lines at polling places, according to ...

Rick Scott Flip-Flops After Early Voting Criticism

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced a new proposal Thursday to reform the state’s election laws, including a plan to increase the nu...

Black Caucus: Scott Has A Lot Of Work To Do

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) faced sharp criticism Tuesday during a session with two dozen members of the state legislature's black caucus. The ...

GOP Rep's Ridiculous Reason for Florida Voting Law

Posted 12.18.2012 | Miami

Why were there 25 percent more provisional ballots this year? Because Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, sponsored a law tightening change-of-address guidel...

'He's The Real Deal'

Posted 11.17.2012 | Miami

Once-Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist had some glowing words about Barack Obama at the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists' awards ban...

963 More Broward Ballots Found -- On Sunday

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 11.13.2012 | Miami

In what staff says is a “common occurrence,” the Broward Supervisor of Elections' office found 963 misplaced ballots five days after the election....

Janie Campbell

10 Florida Republicans Who Helped Screw Voters | Janie Campbell | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami

Who is responsible for Florida's second infamous elections debacle since 2000? There will be plenty of blame to go around, especially when Miami-D...

Who Really Won the Election? Democracy

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Overcoming a wave of voter suppression laws, misinformation, long lines, longer lies and Hurricane Sandy, millions of people still had their voices heard and ensured their votes counted.

In This World...

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Peter Clothier

We call ourselves, constantly, loudly, boastfully, "the greatest country in the world," and gladly preach our virtues to nations we look down upon from the lofty heights of our democracy. But our hypocrisy stands exposed.

WATCH: Keep Out The Vote

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Remember the good old days, when voting was as simple as dropping a piece of paper in a box or pulling a lever behind a curtain? Well, they're long go...

Florida Votes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Andrea Stone

Dems Confident They Can Stem Obama Jewish Exodus To Win Ohio, Florida | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to win a particular 2 percent of the population entered its last hours Monday, with both presidential candidates' seeking an ed...