Florida recounts, lawsuits, chaos: Why the state’s political polarization is grabbing the spotlight again

From USAtoday . com    November 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – Florida, the state that gave America Bush v. Gore 18 years ago, is at it again.

Three statewide races – including governor and senator – are still up in the air a week after Election Day. Florida remains not just the swingiest of states but one continuously beset by election glitches. Or so it seems.

In 2000, it was hanging chads and butterfly ballots. This year, it’s accusations of destroyed votes and recount deadlines that may be impossible to meet. At the center are Palm Beach and Broward Counties – again – just like it was nearly two decades ago when the presidential election eventually was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read the entire story here (including Professor Keith Fitzgerald’s comments).


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