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November 10, 2018 - 6:47 am
MIAMI (AP) -- Circuit Judge Krista Marx on Friday ordered Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to give the county canvassing board any duplicate ballots and any "overvoted" or "undervoted" ballots that have not yet been provided to the board by 10 a.m. Saturday. Earlier Friday,...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:33 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial...
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November 08, 2018 - 9:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott's Senate campaign is suing the Broward County elections supervisor to turn over records regarding how ballots are being counted. Scott's campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a lawsuit late Thursday demanding that Broward Elections...
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November 07, 2018 - 7:47 am
Man breaks into Florida zoo crocodile enclosure, gets bitten ST. AUGSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found injured after breaking into a Florida zoo and jumping into a crocodile enclosure. The Florida Times-Union reports St. Augustine police responded Tuesday morning to reports of...
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November 05, 2018 - 7:56 am
PENSACOLA (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday used his final Florida campaign event before next week's elections to implore supporters to send Republicans to the governor's mansion and the U.S. Senate, claiming that allowing Democrats to win either office would bring ruin to the state he also...
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October 31, 2018 - 12:01 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The state of Florida has seen record-high early voting totals ahead of Election Day. Turnout this election cycle is almost double what it was in 2014, according to West Palm Beach’s WPTV. The News-Press reported that, as of Friday, more than 4.1 million Floridians had already...
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October 26, 2018 - 12:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities took a man into custody Friday in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the Justice Department said. Law enforcement officers were seen on television examining a white van, its windows covered with an...
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October 26, 2018 - 7:17 am
GAINESVILLE (AP) — A new estimate shows Florida's population grew by almost 11 percent in the past eight years. The estimate released this week by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research puts Florida's population at 20.8 million residents as of this past April. The...
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October 25, 2018 - 6:53 am
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The candidates for Florida governor decried extreme political divisiveness on a day when pipe bombs were mailed to Democratic leaders, but then they immediately began intense name-calling during their final debate Wednesday. Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic...
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October 24, 2018 - 4:59 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has asserted he paid his way on trips to Costa Rica and New York City that are now the focus of an ongoing ethics investigation, but newly released documents appear to contradict the Tallahassee mayor. Text messages, video...
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