Friday, November 16, 2018
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New Chris King ad says he’s the boldest Democrat

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King has a new TV ad airing in Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Orlando, Panama City,  and West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce touting him as the boldest and most unconventional choice for Democrats.

"Conventional politics says we cower to the NRA. I proposed an assault weapons ban and a bullet tax.

"Conventional politics says nothing about affordable housing or free community college and trade school. I made them cornerstones of my campaign.

"I will legalize and tax marijuana and end the death penalty.

“If you want Florida to dream again, I’m Chris King and I’m ready to be your governor.”

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Judge rules in two more voting cases and has choice words for Rick Scott

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Updated: 2 hours ago
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Updated: 2 hours ago
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Published: 11/16/18
Many states give voters a week after the election to cure their rejected ballot. Not Florida.

Many states give voters a week after the election to cure their rejected ballot. Not Florida.

Other states give voters much more time to clear up any signature confusion, an act known as “curing” a rejected ballot. Floridians must fix theirs the day before an election.
Updated: 3 hours ago
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Power outages? Different machines? Human error? Here's what we know.
Updated: 5 hours ago
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This is one of only two counties to miss the statewide deadline.
Published: 11/15/18
Janet Cruz-Dana Young race heads to manual recount in Hillsborough

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Published: 11/15/18
Florida orders first ever statewide hand-recounts as legal fights continue

Florida orders first ever statewide hand-recounts as legal fights continue

Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday afternoon.
Published: 11/15/18
Bill Nelson, Democrats win some legal battles on recounts, but will it be enough?

Bill Nelson, Democrats win some legal battles on recounts, but will it be enough?

Despite some courtroom victories, Bill Nelson's deficit grew to 12,603 votes in his race against Gov. Rick Scott for the U.S. Senate.
Published: 11/15/18
After all the drama, Broward finishes recount with minutes to spare — but it won’t count

After all the drama, Broward finishes recount with minutes to spare — but it won’t count

The county didn't turn in results until two minutes after the 3 p.m. deadline.
Published: 11/15/18