Politics

Extended Early Voting Hours Could be Costly

Sep 11, 2012

State and federal officials have agreed on a trade-off for cutting the number of early voting days from 14 to 8 in an attempt to save money.

This clears the way for approval of a new Florida voting law, but election officials are worried these changes will bring extra costs.

Five counties covered by the Voting Rights Act might have to keep polls open longer - 12 hours instead of 8.

Monroe County Elections supervisor Harry Sawyer says state lawmakers inaccurately portrayed this change as a cost-saving measure.

President Obama Energizes Crowd in Seminole

Sep 10, 2012
Tracy Russo

President Obama is hitting the campaign trail in a mission to energize voters for the upcoming election—and no place more important than battleground state Florida.

His message to an audience at St. Petersburg College in Seminole Saturday was clear: get out and vote.

The hot sun didn’t keep around 11,000 supporters from hearing the president speak. 

Meredith Machler, walked away, excited for another four years. 

“I like that he has a plan to help us, to get us out of this recession”, said Machler.

Obama Supporters Excited to See Charlie Crist on Board

Sep 10, 2012

With election season around the corner, president Obama is stepping up his campaigning.

He energized voters during a 2-day bus tour in Florida.

Former republican governor Charlie Crist introduced the president to a crowd of around 11,000 at St. Petersburg College in Seminole, Florida.

While some question the motive behind Crist’s support of the president, in Seminole he was met with loud cheers. Leslie Furlong was among the cheering.

Obama Supporters Energized After Florida Tour

Sep 10, 2012

President Obama hit the campaign trail, stopping in Florida for the first time since the convention.

His message to an audience at St. Petersburg College in Seminole was clear: get out and vote.

The crowd of 11-thousand stood packed together, outdoors, on a soccer field but the intense sun and heat didn’t damper Michael 

Florida Delegates Energized

Sep 7, 2012

South Florida delegates at the Democratic National Convention say President Obama’s speech last evening is inspiring them to spread his message when they return home. 

President Obama has struggled to excite voters like he did in 2008, but South Florida delegates say his Thursday evening speech was electric.

Delegates say the president’s speech caps off a week that challenged Republican distortions and falsehoods.

As for the takeaway? South Florida delegate Phyllis Smith says Democrats are leaving Charlotte in a different fashion than Republicans left Tampa.  

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