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2018 Voting Machine Logic and Accuracy Testing

August 6th, 2018, the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met to conduct the Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of our county voting machines. This is a mandated test by Florida Statute 101.5612 and the test was publicly announced as required. Notification was delivered to the Charlotte County Democrats and also posted on CharlotteVotes.com. These tests

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Joe Henderson: A warning to the GOP: Parkland isn’t going away

The Parkland kids and their determination to change the culture in Florida is the biggest X-factor in the primaries this month and in the November general election. That much has become increasingly evident as the campaigns have wound their ways toward the citizens’ right to determine what kind of state we want to be. Parkland’s

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Celebrating 53 Years of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act that prohibited racial discrimination in voting. It was a tremendous victory for democracy. Yet, fifty-three years later Republicans are engaged in a shameful effort to restrict voting access telling lies about voter fraud (which remains extremely rare) and pushing laws to

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Russian Election Influence: What is Congress Doing?

Facebook has identified a political influence campaign that was possibly built to disrupt the midterm elections. Facebook detected and deleted 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues. The Senate Intelligence Committee  held a hearing with social media experts on foreign influence aimed at disrupting U.S. elections. Dan Coates,

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WATCH: Editors interview Democratic candidates for Florida governor

The five candidates who hope to win the Democratic nomination for Florida governor will sit down with the editorial page editors of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald and Palm Beach Post on Friday, Aug. 3, for back-to-back, hour-long interviews about their records, their campaigns and why they’re best suited to lead Florida. (CLICK

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Citizenship Question on 2020 U.S. Census

Population numbers produced by the census are used in many ways: to draw political districts; and to distribute billions of dollars a year in government funding across the country. Non-citizens, who may not vote, nonetheless are counted for the purpose of distributing federal funding, appropriating congressional seats and drawing district maps for state and local

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Free online courses teach Democrats how to run campaigns

There’s an ongoing effort to teach Democrats across the country and down the ballot how to run effective campaigns. It’s led by the National Democratic Training Committee, which recently told media it is seeking to supplement the anticipated ‘blue wave’ Democrats are banking on this midterm by providing free online training to any Democrat in any race.

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WATCH the Candidates

TONIGHT! The Charlotte County Democratic Party intends to livestream the Meet the Candidates Forum hosted by The Curmudgeon Club. The event begins at 6:00 and will continue until all questions have been addressed by candidates present. Organizers of the event have stated that almost all local candidates will be in attendance, along with two candidates

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OPINION: “Focus on policies in coming elections”

The following Letter to the Editor from Charlotte County Democrat Douglas Campbell was published today in the Sun: Editor: As folks begin to make decisions on what candidates to vote for in the upcoming mid-term elections, I would advise them not to get too hung up in the swirling scandals surrounding President Trump. Instead, I

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