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Sheriff Ousted For 'Neglect' In Parkland Shooting Wants Job Back
The suspended Broward County sheriff accused of "incompetence" has filed paperwork to run again in 2020.
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Florida Governor Signs Bill Requiring Felons To Pay Off Fines Before They Can Vote
Critics say the new law is akin to a poll tax and undercuts a state constitutional amendment to expand voting rights.
Florida Governor Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies Into Law
The law prohibits local governments from enacting "sanctuary" polices that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation
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Hackers Accessed Voting Systems In Two Florida Counties In 2016, Governor Says
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said hackers did not change or alter data.
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Florida Legislature Votes 'Yes' To Arming Teachers
The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it into law.
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Florida Legislature Passes Ban On Sanctuary Cities
The anti-immigrant bill, in a state where 1 in 5 residents is an immigrant, will likely be signed into law by the Republican governor.
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Florida Elections Chief Resigns Over Photos Posing As Hurricane Katrina Victim
Secretary of State Michael Ertel dressed in blackface at a party 14 years ago.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Sheriff Scott Israel Over School Shooting
The governor's office said the Broward County sheriff DeSantis' office issued a statement saying, "has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership."
Florida Voters Approved A Historic Voting Rights Measure. Republicans Want To Press Pause.
Floridians overwhelmingly approved a measure to automatically restore voting rights to up to 1.4 million people. Local election officials haven't gotten any guidance on how it should be implemented.
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Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Gubernatorial Race To Ron DeSantis
The announcement comes after a week and a half of uncertainty over a recount.
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Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It
Broward County's new numbers probably wouldn't have affected the final results, though.
Marco Rubio's Biblical Criticism Of Florida Election Recounts Goes Awry
Twitter users cited other Bible verses that may be more appropriate for the Florida senator.
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Andrew Gillum Shreds Donald Trump With Just 3 Little Words
One Twitter user noted Trump's comment seemed hypocritical since he didn't seem to mind the Russians interfering in the 2016 election.
Florida's Midterm Election Recount Gets Messy
Rick Scott is trying to limit the number of votes that can be recounted in Florida’s Democrat-leaning counties.
Donald Trump Calls For End To Florida Recounts, Flouting Democratic Process
"Must go with Election Night!” the president tweeted in support of candidates Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis.
Andrew Gillum Withdraws His Concession In Florida’s Governor Race
“And I say this recognizing that my fate in this may or may not change,” he told reporters on Saturday.
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Florida Election Official: Donald Trump And Rick Scott 'Are Trying To Disrupt Our Democracy'
Trump and Scott have offered no proof for claims of rampant fraud in Scott's contentious Senate race against Bill Nelson, which looks headed for a recount.
Bernie Sanders Says Not All Voters Who Feel 'Uncomfortable' With Black Candidates Are Racist
The senator got flak after saying white people who didn’t vote for Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams because of their race are “not necessarily racist.”
Florida’s Race For Governor Is In Recount Territory
Andrew Gillum "started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted," said a spokeswoman.
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Racism Won In Florida This Week
Marc Lamont Hill
The issue is not that DeSantis won. It's that he won by playing on the same racist and divisive tactics that too often decide American elections.
Ron DeSantis Beats Andrew Gillum
Andrew Gillum narrowly lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in Florida’s gubernatorial race. But a ballot initiative might give Democrats the upper hand in future elections.
Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting Rights
The same voters who barely put Ron DeSantis into office also approved a proposal he opposed that helps a disproportionately black population.
Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum Concedes: 'I Still Plan To Be On The Front Lines'
Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded a close race for governor of Florida to Republican Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis Beats Andrew Gillum To Become Florida Governor
The former Republican congressman beat out Andrew Gillum, who would have become the state's first black governor.
Don Cheadle Ads Call Out Ron DeSantis' Racism, Tell Voters To Elect Andrew Gillum
The "Avengers" actor talks through the various scandals DeSantis has been embroiled in throughout his Florida gubernatorial campaign.
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Trump Official Says Florida Governor Race Is 'Cotton-Pickin' Important'
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the racially tinged phrase while campaigning for Ron DeSantis, whose opponent is black.
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