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Constitution review panel could tackle ‘write-in loophole’

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A Constitution Revision Commission committee on Wednesday began considering whether to change Florida’s primary election system, including buttoning up what’s known as the “write-in loophole.” That allows a write-in candidate to close a primary. The commission’s Ethics and Elections Committee heard from advocates and some of the state’s elections supervisors, but took no action.

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Surprising no one, James Grant easily wins special election in HD 64

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With just over two weeks left in the regular 2015 Legislative Session, former state Rep. James “Jamie” Grant is finally returning to House District 64. In what the Tampa Tribune called an “unnecessary and costly special general election,” Grant, 32, easily defeated write-in candidate Daniel Matthews to reclaim his place in Tallahassee. With absentee and early voting tabulated soon after polls closed at 7 p.m., Grant had more than 92% of the vote. “Although the journey was long, and despite…

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