Voting In The Sunshine State
On this week’s program, we took a closer look at voting in Florida and how the election might play out here this fall.
First, we discussed the ongoing battle over Amendment 4 - and who is eligible to vote - with Sean Morales-Doyle, a lawyer for the Brennan Center for Justicewho focuses on voting rights; and Desmond Meade, Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
Next,Orange CountySupervisor of Elections Bill CowlesandUniversity of FloridaPolitical Science DepartmentChairman Daniel Smithjoined us for a discussion on voting by mail, which is expected to increase significantly due to COVID-19.
Then, we spoke about the issue of election security with Craig Latimer, the election supervisor in Hillsborough County and the president of the statewide Florida Supervisors of Elections; and Caitie Switalski, who covers Broward County for WLRN.
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