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Election 2016

As a presidential recount continues in Wisconsin there’s an independent push for an election review in Florida. Donald Trump won Florida by more than 100,00 votes.

While America has experienced a peaceful transition between presidents 44 times, there has never been a president-elect quite like Donald Trump.

President Obama, saying "we are all rooting for his success," vowed his staff would work as hard as it can to ensure a successful transition of power to president-elect Donald Trump.

Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden with Vice President Joe Biden at his side. The president had phoned Trump at 3:30 Wednesday morning to congratulate him on his upset victory over democrat Hillary Clinton, and invited Trump to the White House Thursday to discuss transition matters.

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Thank you so much. Please, please have a seat. My wife Anne and I are so proud of Hillary Clinton. I'm proud of Hillary Clinton because she has been and is a great history maker in everything she has done - as a civil rights lawyer, and First Lady of Arkansas, and First Lady of this country, and senator, and Secretary of State. She has made history. In a nation that is good at so many things but that has made it uniquely difficult for a woman to be elected to federal office.

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Today is Election Day. Say you’re one of the more than 700,000 Florida voters holding a vote-by-mail ballot that needs to be turned in.

The deadline is still 7 p.m. tonight for you to turn in that ballot and have your vote be counted. So what are your options?

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Join us on WUSF 89.7 for a special, live Florida Matters show on election night, Tuesday.

We’ll have updates from our reporters in the field and commentary from experts in the studio.  And we also want to hear from you. We may share your comments on the air during Florida Matters or our live extended Decision Florida coverage throughout the night.

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Souls to the Polls is a Democratic effort across the country to get voters who attend African-American churches to vote. 

On Sunday, several St. Petersburg churches participated. 

A proposed amendment to the state constitution to legalize medical marijuana has gained widespread support in Florida two years after falling just shy of passing.


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Early voting ends this weekend in Florida, and elections supervisors are predicting a record turn out.

To help cut down on wait times, several county websites are offering a "wait time" tool that updates every hour.  

Nearly 5.3 million Floridians have voted early in the Sunshine State, or nearly 41 percent of all active registered voters.

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National polls show that it's a tight race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A west Tampa bakery has a presidential poll of its own. 

Alessi Bakery, which has been in Tampa since 1912, has had this cookie poll since 2004. 

This election season has been unprecedented – even by Florida’s standards. From the panhandle to the peninsula, the Sunshine State’s residents are talking about Trump vs. Clinton, the race for the U.S. Senate, new political boundaries and familiar issues: the economy, health care, water, education and guns.

That’s why WUSF 89.7 joined with other public radio stations across the state to bring you the voices of voters and a weekly discussion to help make sense of the issues.

In an election season that's this close, who wins or loses could boil down to who's getting people to the polls. One national conservative group is on the ground targeting Florida voters, and they're using technology, not to promote a candidate, but to push their own agenda.

 

A team of activists pound the sidewalks on a hot morning in the Brandon Brook subdivision, just off State Road 60.

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Opponents of the solar-energy ballot measure known as Amendment 1 held events in a dozen locations across the state Thursday, including in St. Petersburg.

They're urging Floridians to vote no on Tuesday.

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We're just days away from Election Day and close to one-third of the state's registered voters have already cast their ballots with vote by mail or early voting.  That's four million ballots, already in. 


Another Florida icon is joining Key West troubadour Jimmy Buffett in the anti-Amendment 1 camp.

Hillary Clinton Champions Women, Attacks Trump, In Pasco County

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Hillary Clinton spoke before several hundred people Tuesday afternoon outside of the Pasco-Hernando State College campus near Dade City.

Her speech focused on why Donald Trump is unfit to be president. That he doesn't respect women. Why he shouldn't have his finger on the nuclear button.

The I-4 corridor is considered vital to the presidential election -- the swing region in the swing state. Teaming up with NPR member station WMFE in Orlando, we're taking a trip down I-4, with a look at each county and its politics.

This week on Decision Florida, hosts Matthew Peddie, from WMFE, and Tom Hudson, from WLRN, talk with former New Mexico governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, who rejected the term "spoiler candidate."

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Thinking of memorializing your vote for the upcoming presidential election? You might want to think twice about that.

Florida is one of 18 states where it's illegal to take a selfie with your mail-in ballot or while you're in the voting booth.

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