The federal lawsuit filed Sunday morning by the Florida Democratic Party over early voting was resolved late Monday afternoon. It stemmed in part from the long delays on the last official day of early voting in South Florida and that was technically on Saturday. The emergency lawsuit was aimed at the supervisors of elections for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The legal point is whether people could vote absentee in person -- and the long waits were preventing that. The judge has ruled
Former democratic state lawmaker Dan Gelber, League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab each sent letters calling for more early voting. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson also emphasized the need more early voting hours if long lines continue.
Leon County will be the first in Florida to give law enforcement officers the ability to ticket adults for some minor crimes instead of arresting them.
That's if the crimes are non-violent and it's a first-time offense. Civil citations have been used with juvenile offenders instead of putting them behind bars, with success. About 90 percent of kids who get citations and then go through a diversion program instead of to a lock-up, go on to stay out of trouble.
They’re lining up in Lake Worth this morning for their last chance to watch Bill Clinton campaign for President Obama. Clinton is beginning a five-stop Florida swing that will take him to Fort Myers, Palm Bay, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee before the day is over.
He's scheduled to speak at Palm Beach State College at 9 a. m.
State election officials say they have received just over 1 million early votes and more than 1.5 million absentee ballots. Meanwhile, election officials are visiting Palm Beach County again. The county's election office has been plagued with printing problems on its absentee ballots.
State election officials say they're keeping an eye on Palm Beach County's operations, after a second printing mishap involving absentee ballots.
The first blunder involved 27,000 absentee ballots with a header missing above the judicial races. The ballots can't be read by Palm Beach County's vote tabulation machines, so election office workers are copying out those forms by hand onto new ballots.