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Rick Scott OK’s request to call absentee ballots “vote by mail” ballots

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Don’t call it an absentee ballot. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (SB 112) that changes the phrase absentee ballot to vote-by-mail ballot in state law. The change comes as Florida has seen an increase in the number of people early by mail. Many states, including Florida, have changed their state laws over the years to allow more voters to cast absentee ballots. Those changes include removing reasons voters have to give in order to get a vote by mail…

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Monmouth poll shows Donald Trump leading Marco Rubio in Florida

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A new poll released Monday by Monmouth University shows New York businessman Donald Trump continuing to lead Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in his own state. The poll shows Trump up by eight points over Rubio, carrying 38 percent of Florida primary voters compared to 30 percent who favor Rubio. A review of the data points out that in fact, Rubio would barely tie Trump in a one-on-one vote, with primary voters preferring Trump 47 to 45 in a head to head matchup. Rubio does lead…

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Florida primary ballot set: 13 Republicans, 3 Democrats

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Florida’s presidential primary ballot will feature 13 Republican candidates and three Democratic ones. Monday was the deadline for candidates to ask to have their name removed from the March primary ballot. Bobby Jindal, who suspended his presidential campaign in November, was the only candidate who asked to be dropped from the ballot. Florida Republican voters will choose from among these candidates: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand…

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