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Rick Scott’s glaring conflict of interest

With alt-right conspiracy theorists flocking to the Broward County elections office in what they ominously call a “Patriot Surveillance Project” protest, Gov. Rick Scott summoned the media to the Governor’s Mansion last Thursday for...
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Governor Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign files for emergency injunction to sieze Broward voting machines

Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign now wants law enforcement to seize voting machines in Broward County and on Sunday he asked a judge to grant an emergency injunction to direct Broward Sherriff’s deputies and Florida...
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Recount Frenzy: Only in Florida

Amid lawsuits, controversy, protests, conspiracy theories, and aggressive tweeting from Europe by President Donald Trump, voting recounts began Saturday across Florida, with high-profile political races still hanging in the balance almost a week after...
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Judge doesn’t yet rule in Bill Nelson lawsuit to extend election deadline; sets hearing for Wednesday

Update: Please see our update to this ever-changing story here.Attorneys for Bill Nelson and the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida have filed a lawsuit in federal court calling on the Florida Secretary of State’s...
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With lead dwindling in U.S. Senate race, Rick Scott files lawsuits against Broward, Palm Beach elections officials

Update: The numbers of votes in this race continue to change as elections officials continue their tallies. Please look back at the main Florida Phoenix website for the latest stories - and vote totals...
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Honoring the people’s vote: Will the state do what voters directed in Constitutional Amendments?

Florida voters approved 11 of the 12 proposed Amendments to Florida’s Constitution on Nov. 6, but in the days following, some residents and policy advocates wonder if Florida is destined to repeat its medical...
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Florida Governor’s race is now close enough for an automatic recount

Update: The numbers of votes in this race continue to change as elections officials continue their tallies. Please look back at the main Florida Phoenix website for the latest stories - and vote totals...
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Is this just how Florida elections are? The navel-gazing begins (again) for the Florida Democratic Party

For the fourth time in the last five statewide elections in Florida, the Democratic Party has come up achingly short in a major political race.As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the governor’s race between...
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State of Division: Five FL races may be headed for recount, including U.S. Senate and Ag Commissioner

Update: The numbers of votes in this race continue to change as elections officials continue their tallies. Please look back at the main Florida Phoenix website for the latest stories - and vote totals...
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Bill Nelson asks for recount in U.S. Senate race

Update: The numbers of votes in this race continue to change as elections officials continue their tallies. Please look back at the main Florida Phoenix website for the latest stories - and vote totals...

Amendments to Florida’s Constitution were big winners

Voters said yes to 11 of 12 Constitutional Amendments on the ballot Tuesday -- dramatic measures ranging from prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling to restoring voting rights for certain felons who have done...
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Former Hillsborough County prosecutor and judge Ashley Moody is Florida’s next Attorney General

Former Hillsborough County prosecutor and judge Ashley Moody is Florida's next Attorney General.The 43-year-old Republican defeated Democratic state Rep. Sean Shaw, 52%-46%, and will now succeed her friend Pam Bondi as the state's top...

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