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Decision Florida: Turnout For Early Voting Has Broken Records. Are We Ready For Election Day?

Voters in line at Kendall Branch Library in Miami, FL.
Voters in line at Kendall Branch Library in Miami, FL.

Preliminary numbers show record participation in early voting in Florida. In fact, according to the latest figures from the Florida Department of State, close to 5.3 million residents of the state have already cast their ballots. Decision Florida looks at how electoral authorities are dealing with reports of irregularities and how Florida is getting ready for expected historic turnout on Nov. 8. 

Hosts Melissa Ross, from WJCT in Jacksonville, and Tom Hudson, from WLRN, look at the heavy turnout and claims of "rigged elections" in a conversation with Brian Corley, supervisor of elections of Pasco County, and Ion Sancho, supervisor of elections of Leon County. 

Decision Florida also talk with Jessica Huseman, from ProPublica's project ElectionLand, and reporter Jim Ash, from WFSU, about reports of irregularities in several polling stations. 

Finally: Who are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump counting on to win the Sunshine State? Reporters AG Gancarski, from Florida Politics, and Steve Newborn, from WUSF, talk about the last-minute campaigning in Florida and the groups that the candidates are targeting with these rallies. 

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