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Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary

As the deadline to register to vote looms, millions of Floridians begin casting ballots

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There may be a month until Florida’s presidential preference primary, but thousands of Sunshine State voters are already casting their ballots. Elections offices across the state have sent about 1.8 million absentee, or vote by mail, ballots this election cycle. About 47 percent of those ballots went to registered Republicans; while 40 percent were sent to registered Democrats. The remainder of those ballots were sent to voters who weren’t registered with a major party. “There is a definitive buzz,” said…

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Blaise Ingoglia: Why ballot access needs to be addressed

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Have you ever wondered how a candidate qualifies for Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary ballot? Currently, that power rests solely with the Republican Party of Florida and its chairman. In my opinion, this is too much power in the hands of one person or organization. Florida is one of the few states in the nation that does not have any qualifying criteria to appear on the ballot in statute or Republican Party rule. South Carolina requires candidates to pay a $40,000…

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