The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.

Embattled Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Governor Rick Scott’s elections czar, is under fire in the wake of an auditor general’s report citing serious problems with Florida’s central voting system.

A non-partisan organization wants to change the way Florida’s elected officials are chosen. They’re tired of partisanship and say the best way to address it is to make candidates appeal to a broader electorate. That means tapping in to the state’s nearly 2.9 million No Party Affiliated voters, who are largely locked out of state primaries.

A bipartisan group is pushing for all registered voters to be allowed to vote in Florida’s primaries.

In Florida, when a candidate has opposition outside of their party, which is often the case, nonpartisan voters cannot cast a vote.

A proposed amendment called “All Voters Vote” could change that.

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With campaigning already underway for this this fall’s mid-term elections, we take a look back to the tumultuous 2000 presidential election between President George W. Bush and Al Gore.  Florida’s 27 electoral votes lay at the center of that contest amid narrow vote margins, conflicting statutes, political disputes and uncounted ballots due to the ‘hanging chad’ issue. 

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Wells shares insights from his experience during that debacle in his book titled, “Inside Bush v. Gore.”