Convivial Politics
5:15 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Where to Watch The Election Results in Miami Tonight (Updated at 6:30 p.m.)

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For those of you who prefer to watch election results outside of your home, perhaps surrounded by like-minded people (or not), we've compiled a list of local debate parties, as well as restaurants and bars that plan on showing election coverage tonight.

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Politics
3:39 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Voting "To-Go" In Hollywood

At Hollywood's First Baptist Church Tuesday morning when voting wait times were up to one hour.
Credit Phil Latzman

 While many waited for hours to vote today in Miami-Dade, for some, voting was breeze in parts of Broward. Wait times of an hour or more had evaporated to virtually nothing by lunchtime, when Constance Ann-Getchoff arrived to vote, happy that she had waited until election day, and didn't stand in line toearly vote."When I saw the lines, I'm glad I didn't.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Electoral Dysfunction: A Survivor’s Guide For American Voters

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11/06/12 - Tuesday's  Topical Currents is an election day discussion of the myriad of voting rules among states and counties, as well as the constitutional history of U.S. voting and the Electoral College.  We’ll visit with the author of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION:  A Survivor’s Guide For American Voters.   More than five-million voters will be affected by new voter registration restrictions.  That’s larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections.

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Newscast
11:34 am
Tue November 6, 2012

NEWSCAST: Cue 'Mission Impossible' music, voters jumping hurdles to cast their vote

Voters outside St Stephen's Lutheran Church in Pompano Beach.
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For Cindy Gonzalez, an entrepreneur voting in Pompano Beach, the hoops and hurdles jumped to cast her vote couldn't have been any higher. Not only did she find out that she couldn't vote in her county (Broward) on Sunday, but she was unable to vote absentee in either of the neighboring counties, as well, and to vote absentee the next day, she had to commute to either Lauderhill or downtown Fort Lauderdale. 

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Newscast
10:47 am
Tue November 6, 2012

NEWSCAST: Scouring through the mudslinging

Aaron Sharockman of PolitiFact Florida discusses what is partly true and what is an outright lie in the world of politics with Phil Latzman.
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If your final decision on who to vote for was based primarily on what one party accused the other of, break out those washcloths: Phil Latzman cleaned up and broke down those loaded political half-truths on the player above. Latzman sat down with Aaron Sharockman of PolitiFact Florida to discuss the senatorial and presidential races, and uncover the other halves of the truths that Mack, Nelson, Obama and Romney may have conveniently left out. 

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Politics
9:11 am
Tue November 6, 2012

80 Years, 20 Elections, One Woman

Selma Friedman, 102, since 1932 has missed just one presidential election. She was hospitalized with a broken hip in 1972.
Credit Patrick Farrell, Miami Herald

Today is  the 57th presidential election in U.S. history.  But we wanted to take a breath and talk about election number 37: Hoover v. FDR.

A little over a month ago, on The Florida Roundup, host Phil Latzman made a request for the Dispatches from the Swing State project.

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Election 2012
7:03 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Guide for the day: an Election Day timeline

The finish line is in sight as voters make their final decisions on Election Day. Here's a guide to key times of the day across the nation. Stay with NPR throughout the day as we follow the presidential race and key battles that will determine control of the House and Senate.

Join NPR to hear live coverage, which begins at 8 p.m. EST on NPR.org and many member stations.

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