Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Buzz

on Florida Politics

What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

Interstate 275 in Tampa

There's a lot to unpack from the midterms.

Will the recounts change the outcome of any of the statewide races?

Can polling find a better model, one that predicts the actual winners?

Will felons who have served their sentences really get their voting rights back?

I'll leave those to the political experts. Instead, I'm getting my head around what the results tell us about our economic priorities and how we want to pay for them.

Here are three takeaways.

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Will Gov. Rick Scott certify an election that he claims is fraudulent? He won’t say.

Will Gov. Rick Scott certify an election that he claims is fraudulent? He won’t say.

The Elections Canvassing Commission is set to meet Tuesday. Sen. Bill Nelson is saying he should recuse himself from it.
Updated: 9 minutes ago
Palm Beach County gets recount extension from judge

Palm Beach County gets recount extension from judge

The online docket suggests a Tallahassee judge entered an order Tuesday afternoon “suspending certain deadlines.” The judge, Karen Gievers, also allowed Sen. Bill Nelson, who is locked in a tight race for his Senate seat with Gov. Rick Scott , to intervene in the case.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rick Scott’s campaign sues Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

Rick Scott’s campaign sues Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

The campaign is alleging that election observers were forced to watch recounts from another room.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Brenda Snipes says ‘it is time to move on’

Brenda Snipes says ‘it is time to move on’

Her current term runs through 2020.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Broward County elections chief Brenda Snipes talks about not running again

Broward County elections chief Brenda Snipes talks about not running again

In comments Tuesday, she tells reporters “it is time to move on” from the position she has held for 15 years.
Updated: 6 hours ago
FDLE commissioner to Pam Bondi: I’m ‘deeply troubled’ you think I wouldn’t investigate voter fraud

FDLE commissioner to Pam Bondi: I’m ‘deeply troubled’ you think I wouldn’t investigate voter fraud

Commissioner Rick Swearingen wrote a one-page reply to Bondi's Sunday letter criticizing him for not investigating Gov. Rick Scott's unfounded claims of voter fraud.
Updated: 7 hours ago
William March: Does Hattersley victory signal inroads for Democrats in east Hillsborough?

William March: Does Hattersley victory signal inroads for Democrats in east Hillsborough?

The district includes some of the same turf once represented by conservative firebrand Ronda Storms, who tried for a comeback this year but lost in a primary to Joe Wicker.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Broward has started recounting its ballots. Can it make the Thursday deadline?

Broward has started recounting its ballots. Can it make the Thursday deadline?

The elections operations coordinator has confidence.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Pop quiz: How to tell if a Florida vote should count

Pop quiz: How to tell if a Florida vote should count

Take a look at the state guidelines for determining meaning in under and over votes
Updated: 8 hours ago
Florida recount timeline: How did we get here?

Florida recount timeline: How did we get here?

A week after Election Day, three statewide races remain undecided and in a historical recount. Follow this unprecedented political story from the beginning.
Updated: 8 hours ago