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Ron DeSantis scrambles Florida’s redistricting debate, with an eye to the 2022 and perhaps 2024 elections

By Colby Itkowitz, Lori Rozsa and  Michael Scherer, The Washington Post, Feb 11, 2022. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has cast himself as the nation’s boldest and most aggressively conservative Republican leader, his eye on a 2022 reelection campaign and a potential presidential run two years later. DeSantis last month introduced legislation that would allow parents to sue

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A dark money mystery in Florida; a spoiler candidate helps a Republican win by 32 votes

Editor’s note, Dec 4, 2020: Disgraced & resigned FL Senator Frank Artiles (R) planted the no-party candidate in the Miami-Dade Senate race, which the Republican candidate won by just 32 votes out of more than 215,000 cast. Read this update from the Miami Herald. By Scott Glover, Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein, published by CNN on Nov 23, 2020

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Were your votes tampered with? Elections official says no

A recent VICE news report cited Charlotte County as one of seven Florida counties susceptible to hacking due to being connected to the Internet. Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Paul Stamoulis disputes the report regarding Charlotte County. The election tabulation system is “in no way connected to the Internet,” according to the elections website. (Read more

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The Public Has A Right To Know: DeSantis Must Disclose Which Counties Were Hacked

Governor Ron DeSantis acknowledged that Russians hacked Florida Supervisors of Elections, but refused to disclose which counties in the state were hacked –– because he signed a nondisclosure agreement with Donald Trump’s administration. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, stated: “Florida voters deserve to know the truth about Russian hackers accessing Florida election information.

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Election hackers didn’t hurt local results, officials say

Local election officials say they knew about breaches in voting software and data in the 2016 election, but there was no impact to Sarasota or Charlotte county results. Russian hackers gained access to at least one unnamed Florida county’s election computer network during the 2016 campaign, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday.

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Democrats target young African-Americans to power a Florida revival

If a spike in black turnout, which typically tails off in midterm elections, powers Gillum, Sen. Bill Nelson and down-ballot Democrats to victory in Florida in just over two weeks, the impact will resonate beyond the state. The results could be proof-of-concept for a 2020 presidential campaign that tacks left on policy and inspires young

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