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150-Year Old Jim Crow Era Law Ends!

  On November 6, 2018 we witnessed true democracy when Floridians voted overwhelmingly that individuals with felony convictions should have their voting rights restored upon completion of their sentence. A 150-year old Jim Crow Era law will end in 2019, a law that disenfranchised more people in the state of Florida than the total population

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Florida recounts begin as tensions escalate across state

The counting is over. Now, the recounting begins. More than three days after the polls closed in Florida, the secretary of state announced on Saturday afternoon that the razor-thin races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner will be reviewed in a series of recounts. (Read more in CNN.com) (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Recount Timeline

Saturday, Nov. 10: The first unofficial returns are due from each county by noon. The Florida secretary of state will then decide whether to order machine recounts. Thursday, Nov. 15: If a machine recount was ordered, the second unofficial returns are due from each county by 3 p.m. The Florida secretary of state will then

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Why some votes don’t count

Thursday afternoon the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met at the Supervisor of Elections offices at the Historic Courthouse in Punta Gorda. The three members of the board, County Commissioner Christopher Constance, SOE Paul Stamoulis, and Charlotte County Judge John Burns, reviewed 58 provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are ballots for voters whose eligibility cannot be

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