Election 2012 http://wlrn.org en Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election http://wlrn.org/post/choice-and-chance-2012-presidential-election <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23126 at http://wlrn.org Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election Obama's Florida Body-Double In D.C. For Inauguration http://wlrn.org/post/obamas-florida-body-double-dc-inauguration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the throngs of people gathered at the National Mall to watch today's inauguration ceremony is Boca Raton's "President Obama."</span></p><p>That would be Lynn University student Eric Gooden.&nbsp; Last fall, the 24-year-old senior served as a stand-in for the President during Lynn University's final preparations for the presidential debate in late October.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 7986 at http://wlrn.org Obama's Florida Body-Double In D.C. For Inauguration Republican Party Spokesman: ‘More Than One Way To Fix' Voting Problems http://wlrn.org/post/republican-party-spokesman-more-one-way-fix-voting-problems <p></p><p>The elections supervisor in the state capital says the Legislature will have to make changes to avoid what happened during the last election.</p><p>Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have filed bills in Tallahassee to increase the number of early voting hours.</p><p>Proposals by the Democrats call for a return to 14 days of early voting.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 7548 at http://wlrn.org Republican Party Spokesman: ‘More Than One Way To Fix' Voting Problems How South Florida Will Remember 2012 http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-will-remember-2012 <p></p><p>We were once again in the center of the political universe, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/2012-year-electile-dysfunction-florida">as the state that can't vote straight</a>. &nbsp;It was also the year that <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/trayvon/">the death of a black teen from Miami Gardens named&nbsp;Trayvon Martin</a> made us reassess race relations, and the right to stand your ground. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 6942 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Will Remember 2012 2012: A Year Of Electile Dysfunction In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/2012-year-electile-dysfunction-florida <p></p><p>In 2012, Florida remained the state that can't vote straight.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:46:58 +0000 Phil Latzman 6920 at http://wlrn.org 2012: A Year Of Electile Dysfunction In Florida Miami-Dade Grand Jury Cites 'Gaping Holes' In Florida's Absentee Voting System http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-grand-jury-cites-gaping-holes-floridas-absentee-voting-system <p></p><p>"Gaping holes" in Florida's absentee voting process have undermined public faith in election outcomes, according to the Miami-Dade County grand jury in its concluding report. The grand jury also concluded those holes need to be plugged immediately.</p><p>At the top of the list of the grand jury's 23 urgent recommendations:</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:31:37 +0000 Rick Stone 6618 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Grand Jury Cites 'Gaping Holes' In Florida's Absentee Voting System Tallying It Up: Election Problems, Citizens Insurance And Miami-Dade Prayer http://wlrn.org/post/tallying-it-election-problems-citizens-insurance-and-miami-dade-prayer <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup : &nbsp;Local leaders and scientists gather in Palm Beach county to discuss how&nbsp;sea-level rise is&nbsp;<a href="http://southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org/">“sinking in” in South&nbsp;Florida</a>. &nbsp;Citizens Insurance is awash with complaints about its <a href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/citizens-meets-with-legislators-today-about-its-in/nTL47/">"incentive plan"</a> to have private insurers take over some of its policies. Will you be paying for it, hurricane or not?&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5887 at http://wlrn.org Tallying It Up: Election Problems, Citizens Insurance And Miami-Dade Prayer South Florida Elections Officials Blamed For Election's Long Lines, Delayed Count http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-elections-officials-blamed-elections-long-lines-delayed-count <p></p><p>State elections chief Ken Detzner told the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee on Tuesday that it was five "underperforming" counties that caused the delays in reporting the Florida vote count after the Nov. 6 election.</p><p>Chairman Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) said he'll call for the elections supervisors from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Lee counties to testify before his committee next month. "There's enough blame to go around," Latvala said.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 5775 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Elections Officials Blamed For Election's Long Lines, Delayed Count How Climate Change Is Reshaping South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/how-climate-change-reshaping-south-florida <p>On The Florida Roundup: Hurricane season has officially <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/29/3119160/the-mixed-messages-of-hurricane.html">ended</a>. &nbsp;South Florida was saved from any severe hurricanes, but we see the effects of climate change as beaches erode, <a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-a1a-erosion-20121126,0,6601883.story">roads crumble</a> and flooding inundates parts of region. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5524 at http://wlrn.org How Climate Change Is Reshaping South Florida Post-Election, Pre-Session In Tallahassee http://wlrn.org/post/post-election-pre-session-tallahassee <p>Things are changing in Tallahassee, but how much?</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Republicans have lost their </span>supermajority<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> control of the Florida Legislature after Democrats made modest&nbsp;gains in both chambers in this month's elections.</span></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:52:26 +0000 Phil Latzman 5351 at http://wlrn.org Post-Election, Pre-Session In Tallahassee Broward GOP Chairman Bows Out http://wlrn.org/post/broward-gop-chairman-bows-out <p>Richard DeNapoli, the Chairman of the Broward Republican Party, has announced he will not run for a second term.</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:01:30 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4976 at http://wlrn.org Broward GOP Chairman Bows Out '47 Percent' Video Maker Worried More About Romney Ties To Asian Sweatshops http://wlrn.org/post/47-percent-video-maker-worried-more-about-romney-ties-asian-sweatshops <p></p><p><a href="http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2012-11-15/news/who-is-the-47-percent-videographer/">Miami New Times scored an interview </a>with Anne Onymous, the reputed maker of the 47 percent video that so catastrophically damaged the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.</p><p>http://youtu.be/MU9V6eOFO38</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 4959 at http://wlrn.org Republicans Seek Jeb Bush To Repair Breech With Hispanics In Florida And Elsewhere http://wlrn.org/post/republicans-seek-jeb-bush-repair-breech-hispanics-florida-and-elsewhere Paging Jeb Bush.<p>Your party needs you.<p>In the aftermath of Tuesday's election losses, Republicans have been scrambling to formulate a fix for what went wrong.<p>A big part of that calculation involves repairing relations with Hispanics, the fast-growing electoral power base that rejected Republican Mitt Romney's "self deportation" immigration solution and voted for President Obama in numbers that exceeded 70 percent.<p>And they'll need help from influential Republicans like Bush. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:16:03 +0000 Liz Halloran 4476 at http://wlrn.org What's Going On With Obamacare, Early Voting And The Miami Marlins http://wlrn.org/post/whats-going-obamacare-early-voting-and-miami-marlins <p></p><p>This week on The Florida Roundup: &nbsp;Have state GOP leaders taken the election as a cue to change course?&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 4753 at http://wlrn.org What's Going On With Obamacare, Early Voting And The Miami Marlins Election Expert Says Florida's Early Voting Law Kept Minorities From Voting http://wlrn.org/post/election-expert-says-floridas-early-voting-law-kept-minorities-voting <p>Daniel Smith, a professor at the University of Florida and expert on election data, says that Florida's new voting law, which cut early voting days from 14 to 8 days, limited voter participation among minorities.</p><p>Smith had long warned legislators that last year's voting law would disproportionately affect minority voters, who use early voting significantly more than other groups.</p><p>He says that his warnings months ago were right.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4684 at http://wlrn.org Election Expert Says Florida's Early Voting Law Kept Minorities From Voting