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Elections

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  • Voters love casting ballots by mail, but red tape can prove challenging

    Voters love casting ballots by mail, but red tape can prove challenging
    Voting by mail has soared in popularity among Floridians in the past decade, but new restrictions are leading some advocates to warn that some people may miss voting this year because of new rules. Unaware of the intricacies — which Broward...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...
  • Karzai welcomes announcement of full Afghan election recount

    KABUL (Reuters) - President Hamid Karzai has welcomed announcements by the two rival candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election that they will abide by the results of a U.N.-supervised recount of the poll to settle their dispute over the outcome....
  • Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

    KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. State Secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month's presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines. After...
  • Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act

    Palmdale continues lonely fight against Voting Rights Act
    Across California, cities, school districts, even water boards are scrambling to comply with the state's Voting Rights Act and settle costly lawsuits, or avoid them altogether. Palmdale is an exception. Leaders in the Antelope Valley city have lost...
  • Scott, Crist duke it out over education records

    Scott, Crist duke it out over education records
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's two leading candidates for governor are administering a high-stakes test of their own to voters this summer: Call it a pop quiz on who cut more classroom dollars. In a bombardment of television ads, Republican Gov. Rick...
  • UnitedHealth Group sues California over fine

    Setting up a major legal fight, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued California's insurance commissioner to block his attempt to fine the insurer $173.6 million for violations during a botched 2005 acquisition. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orange County...
  • PA state legislators earned Gov. Tom Corbett cuts and our scorn

    A friend sent me the following joke last week. It's mildly risque, so stop reading if you think you'll be offended. (I added that to ensure everyone will keep reading) A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired...
  • Kerry pushes for a deal in second day of talks on Afghan vote crisis

    KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled to produce a deal by the end of Saturday to end Afghanistan's election crisis, meeting for the second day with the country's two presidential candidates and incumbent President Hamid Karzai....
  • Lehigh commissioners take home rule charter change off the table

    Lehigh County's budget can go into effect with tax increases and spending cuts without the county commissioners having to approve either. Commissioner Mike Schware says that's a flaw in the system. But he also thinks commissioners should take more time...
  • Florida's electoral map in flux after court ruling

    Florida's electoral map in flux after court ruling
    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's Republicans, stung by a judge's decision to throw out the state's 2012 congressional redistricting plan, remained silent on Friday on whether they will appeal the ruling that found they conspired to rig the...