Imagine going to the polls November 6th and casting your vote for President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney… and somehow the machine thinks you voted for both candidates. That’s called an overvote… and your vote may be thrown out. Sounds impossible? CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen says it’s not.
President Barack Obama has been dominating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney among the Hispanic vote, and while his lead slipped a little after a bad first debate; the president continues to far outpace Romney amongst Latino voters.
The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is making charged accusations against his prior employer, claiming state party officials are intentionally trying to keep minority voters away from the polls.
Early voting for the August primary is already well underway, but the results in Broward County have been slim, while Miami-Dade is seeing large number voting by absentee ballot.
Despite protests from voting rights groups, Democrats, and several Supervisors of Elections; Florida’s voter roll purge isn’t slowing down. That’s left local elections departments with the tall task of trying to make sense of a list of “non-citizen” voters compiled by the state.
As the presidential campaign kicks into high gear over the summer, Florida is once again expected to be a key swing state that could decide who will occupy the White House. But troubling questions are coming up as the state seeks to purge voter rolls.
The numbers are already starting to trickle in on early voting and absentee ballots in the state of Florida.
When Florida Republicans cast their vote on January 31; it may be too late to make a difference in the eventual nomination. But, any candidate who chooses to overlook the Sunshine State will do so at their own peril.
The state of Florida’s primary is still a little more than two weeks away, but the voting started early and the numbers could give President Barack Obama reason to be concerned.
It was a normal, typical meeting on January 22, 2009, at the Miami-Dade Commission chambers. But during one of the votes that day, commissioners voted 12 to zero with one absence, to approve an adjusted budget that carried wide implications for citizens.
What does that mean, and why should you care?