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Ion Sancho is a name well-known in the world of elections, and election security. He recently retired after spending 28 years as the Supervisor of Elections in Leon County, that’s the county that includes the state capitol Tallahassee. During the 2000 presidential recount, Sancho was chosen to lead the Florida hand count in Miami-Dade County, which the U.S. Supreme Court stopped just as it began.

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 Florida’s Primary Election is just over a month away and the deadline to register to vote in the primary is just over a week away. We’re sitting down with the Lee County's Supervisor of Elections, Tommy Doyle, and Collier County'e Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer Edwards, to explore how they’re preparing, what they expect on Election Day, and what steps they’ve taken to ensure a smooth and secure voting process. And, we'll find out what they've done to bolster their cyber defences as state and federal agencies work to ensure local election offices are adequately protecting their systems. Click HERE to see all of the 2018 election dates and deadlines.

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Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor faced off in their fourth primary debate July 18 at Florida Gulf Coast University.  The debate was the first to include all five frontrunners in the primary, including former congresswoman Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Orlando businessman Chris King, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and for the first time, Palm Beach County billionaire Jeff Greene.

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Hurricane Irma drew attention to nursing homes in Florida after 12 residents at a rehabilitation center in Hollywood died following a power outage caused by the storm. But, the issues surrounding nursing homes in the state run much deeper than a lack of generators. We’re sitting down today with News Press watchdog reporter and columnist, Melanie Payne to find out what she has uncovered with Naples Daily News reporter Ryan Mills in their series of stories about nursing homes in the sunshine state.

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Every year, the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County conducts what’s called a Point in Time Count to get a snapshot of the number of people in the county who are facing homelessness.

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