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Key races could pump up projected turnout figures

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Primaries do not normally gain a great deal of attention or interest among the average voter. Those voting in primaries are often the liberal or conservative ideologues, or those focusing on specific issues. Florida has a number of interesting primaries contested Tuesday. There is no better guide to today’s elections than the one put out by Peter Schorsch and the team at FloridaPolitics.com. If you missed it, you can find it here. Turnout can sometimes be abysmally low. The last…

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Gwen Graham “disappointed” by redistricting decision

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham said she is disappointed in Monday’s district to uphold redrawn U.S. House maps. Graham responded to news that a federal panel struck down objections to a 2015 redistricting decision filed by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown who, like Graham, will now see radical changes to her congressional district. “I’m disappointed the Second Congressional District will be transformed from a fair, moderate district into two extreme partisan districts. Dividing Tallahassee hurts North Florida and our community,” said Graham. “Now that the…

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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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First wave of Florida ballots to be mailed before Iowa, New Hampshire votes

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Some Florida voters could be casting their ballots about the same time as voters in early-voting states. Thousands of vote-by-mail, or absentee, ballots are expected to be sent out in advance of Florida’s presidential preference primary. According to the Florida Division of Elections, the first wave of mail ballots will by sent to military and overseas voters by Jan. 30; the Iowa caucuses are Feb. 1. The second wave of ballots goes out on Feb. 9, the same day as…

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