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Florida voters sounding off about election problems

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A coalition of groups monitoring voting across the country says it’s getting more calls from voters in Florida than any other state. Members of the Election Protection Coalition said Thursday they’ve received more than 1,700 calls to their election hotline since Florida kicked off early voting late last month. Nearly 5 million voters have already voted. Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, says the majority of Florida calls have been from voters asking about…

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Uncertainty on the I-4: Puerto Rican voters eye hard choice

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Heriberto Ferrer doesn’t want to vote for Donald Trump – but he says he can’t rule it out, his open-mindedness forced by his low opinion of Hillary Clinton. “I don’t want Trump to win. Period,” he tells a Republican volunteer standing in his doorway on a recent Saturday morning. What about Clinton? “Hillary no sirve,” he says in his native Spanish, a phrase roughly translated as “Hillary is useless.” The 56-year-old construction worker is among many Puerto Ricans living in…

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Blaise Ingoglia: Cloudy forecast for Hillary Clinton’s Sunshine State visit

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Hillary Clinton is coming back to the Sunshine State this week, but she won’t be getting a warm welcome: A recent poll published by the Florida Atlantic University asserts that Clinton’s disapproval rating in Florida has skyrocketed with 56 percent of Floridians viewing the “often confused” former first lady unfavorably. This is tough news for Clinton, considering that every president since 1996 needed Florida to win the general election. Florida voters aren’t the only ones who think Clinton is untrustworthy.…

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Survey finds most Florida voters support medical marijuana, raising minimum wage to at least $10

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New statewide polling shows Florida voters are ready to approve two possible constitutional amendments in 2016. One would be to legalize medical marijuana, even after the narrow loss of Amendment 2 last November. The other is raising Florida’s minimum wage to at least $10 per hour. In a survey conducted by St. Pete Polls, a proposed measure for medical marijuana has a good shot this time, with over 68 percent of respondents saying yes if it makes it on the ballot.…

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Washington Post: Jeff Greene touts business savvy, outsider status in run for U.S. Senate seat

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The Washington Post offers its most comprehensive profile to-date of Senate candidate Jeff Greene. “We’re flying right over our house!” Greene said excitedly. “See the one with the swimming pool right on the water, with the tennis court behind it? That’s our house!” In any other year, Florida voters might have written off the frenetic, unpolished candidacy of the 55-year-old billionaire as yet another footnote in the list of fabulously rich businessmen who self-fund a run for higher office in…

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