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Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton to spend primary night in South Florida

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Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are heading to South Florida. Both campaigns announced Monday that the candidates plan to spend Tuesday night in South Florida for election night rallies. Rubio, a Miami resident, is scheduled to hold a primary night celebration at the Florida International University Arena, 11200 SW 8th Street in Miami. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event is expected to begin around 7 p.m. Rubio has spent the past week campaigning throughout the Sunshine State. It…

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In early Florida voting, more than 4,400 ballots have already been rejected

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Although Florida’s presidential primary Election Day doesn’t take place for 19 more days, Florida voters are casting ballots every day in absentee voting. To date, more than 433,000 Floridians have cast ballots, and as the voter participation in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, Republicans are voting in greater numbers than Democrats. Not all those votes are being counted, however. According to University of Florida political science professor Dan Smith‘s blog, 4,483 absentee ballots (2,261 cast by Republicans and 1,958 cast by Democrats) have been “rejected…

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Jac Wilder VerSteeg: 2016 to be a put up or shut up year

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At last, we will have a put up or shut up year. In 2016, people will have to act instead of speculate or opine, and we are going to have some answers, finally. In 2016, we’re going to find out who schlongs who. We will find out whether the rise of The Donald is the solidifying phenomenon that, however unlikely, it appeared to become in the final months of 2015. Trump is the biggie of 2016. We will find out…

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Foes Lisa Wheeler-Brown and Will Newton quite chummy on Election Day

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City Council candidates were out in full force Tuesday morning in a final push to earn votes before polls close at 7 p.m. City Council member Steve Kornell, who faces re-election, and District 7 candidates Will Newton and Lisa Wheeler-Brown all lingered jovially at Pinellas Community Church where voters in three South St. Pete precincts cast their ballots. All eyes are on Wheeler-Brown and Newton as voters wait for results to roll in Tuesday night. The District 7 race is…

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Election Day

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In The County Election, the artist presents a raucous voting party as an enactment of democracy, bringing together a variety of residents in a rural community to make decisions for the common good. In this crowded composition, Bingham suggests the inclusiveness of a democracy with representatives of every age and social stratum—except, of course, African Americans, who would not enjoy the right to vote until after the Civil War, and women, whose right to participate would not be recognized for…

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Write the caption for this picture from Election Day in Florida House District 58

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This, um, “volunteer” just looks so welcoming…

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Times’ editorial wrong on mail-in voting

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There is a mis-editorial in today’s Times claiming that early, mail-in voting is causing frustration in several municipal elections in Pinellas County: Some candidates were surprised, too. Local election campaigns don’t typically kick into high gear until about six weeks before Election Day. But in mid January candidates started hearing from residents who had ballots and were frustrated that they had seen no information about the people running for office. Candidates scrambled to try to connect with those voters, and…

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