Thursday, November 15, 2018
Politics

Florida's U.S. House District 13: Jessica Ehrlich (D), C.W. Bill Young (R)

This race pits veteran C.W. Bill Young, first elected to Congress in 1970, against newcomer Jessica Ehrlich, a lawyer and former congressional aide. Ehrlich has called Young out of touch with the electorate, but she has been stymied by Young's refusal to show up for debates and she has been attacked by a local blogger who questioned details of her resume. Meanwhile Young made news by changing his position on Afghanistan, telling someone asking about the minimum wage to "Get a job!" and contending he'd been the victim of politically motivated break-ins even though police say they can't find any evidence they occurred.

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Federal judge rejects Bill Nelson’s request to give counties more time to finish recounts

Federal judge rejects Bill Nelson’s request to give counties more time to finish recounts

Palm Beach County’s election supervisor has already warned that the county will not be able to finish on time.
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Tampa city officials are sifting through applications for a pilot scooter program. Residents could be scooting through the streets by February.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Many states give voters a week after the election to cure their rejected ballot. Not Florida.

Many states give voters a week after the election to cure their rejected ballot. Not Florida.

Other states give voters much more time to clear up any signature confusion, an act known as “curing” a rejected ballot. Floridians must fix theirs the day before an election.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Batkid won hearts. Now he's got something much better: He's cancer free.

Batkid won hearts. Now he's got something much better: He's cancer free.

When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the country as he dramatically "saved" Gotham from the bad guys in 2013. He just clinched another, much bigger, victory: He passed his 5-year mark being cance...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Palm Beach elections workers stopped recounting Wednesday night

Palm Beach elections workers stopped recounting Wednesday night

The county shut off its ballot-counting machines Wednesday evening around 8 p.m. and hadn’t restarted them yet by 9 a.m. Thursday.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Police release name of man accused of leading officers on car chase that ended in crash

Police release name of man accused of leading officers on car chase that ended in crash

Reginald Mosley, 31, is charged with fleeing from police and attempted carjacking, among other crimes. A passenger in the car he was driving is still at large.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Judge extends mismatched signature ‘cure’ until 5 p.m. Saturday

Judge extends mismatched signature ‘cure’ until 5 p.m. Saturday

Walker criticizes a system that has 'no standards,' is 'illusory' and does not pass constitutional muster.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida students overseas skeptical their votes will count

Florida students overseas skeptical their votes will count

The process makes it tricky, strenuous and even expensive.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Hillsborough to be a dumping ground for clay from Hardee County phosphate mine

Hillsborough to be a dumping ground for clay from Hardee County phosphate mine

Hillsborough County Commissioners on Wednesday voted 4-2 in favor of a controversial request by Mosaic to dump clay from its Ona Mine into the Four Corners Mine in southeast Hillsborough County.
Updated: 10 hours ago
A machine can’t decide voter intent. In a manual recount, people must

A machine can’t decide voter intent. In a manual recount, people must

Undervotes and overvotes in two statewide elections will test Florida's post-recount voting standards.
Updated: 10 hours ago