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Ryan Yadav calls for state response to missing ballots in Seminole County

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Democratic House District 30 candidate Ryan Yadav is calling for the state to take “all steps necessary to address” missing ballots in Seminole County, suggesting there may be voter fraud at work. Yadav, who’s taking on Republican state Rep. Bob Cortes, is responding to news reports in the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday that the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office has confirmed five absentee ballots apparently were stolen from mailboxes or somewhere else, filled out and returned by someone other than…

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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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