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Vote-by-mail ballot requests getting closer to 1 million

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The number of vote-by-mail ballots requested by voters for the November general election is creeping steadily toward 1 million. The tally, as of Friday, according to the state’s Division of Elections is 834,481. That includes ballots mailed by Florida elections supervisors to service members and others outside the country. Registered Republicans lead Democrats by 348,139 to 327,010, a gap of 21,129. Other party voters are at 21,505 and no-party-affiliated voters are at 137,827. At this point, 44 of the state’s 67 counties have not yet reported ballot figures, according…

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Geography favors Rick Kriseman, time doesn’t

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I realize there has been a lot of discussion about the possibility of County Commissioner Ken Welch entering the race for Mayor of St. Petersburg, but there is still an 800- pound gorilla out there: Rick Kriseman. If Representative Kriseman runs, Welch has stated he would not run — and vice-versa. I think there are significant factors that would influence a Kriseman run, geography and timing. The former points to a Kriseman run, while the latter does not. – Just…

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