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2016 election

The 2016 presidential election generated a lot of stress. But for those in ethnic and religious groups in the middle of the debate, the stress could be affecting their health.  

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson discussed the controversy over last month's election and the next administration.

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.

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On Florida Matters, we explore how the 2016 presidential election was affected by social media, fake news and fact checking.

In this preview of  the show, WUSF's Carson Cooper talks to Peter Schorsch, the publisher of SaintPetersblog.com and Sunburn; Josh Gillin of Politifact Florida; and USF Communications Professor Kelli Burns.

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

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To get past this week's divisive presidential election – some people are choosing to move forward and work together as a community. So, WUSF News reached out to an expert in conflict resolution for some ideas.

Holy Name Monastery is nestled in the rolling hills of Pasco County. It was founded by the Benedictine Sisters  of Florida 127 years ago, and has a tradition of offering a “welcoming hand, kind heart and listening ear” to those who seek harmony with others.

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.

TIM KAINE:

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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As Nov. 8 draws closer -- more and more ads, polls, and political pundits are defining what the election means. WUSF News is turning to you to learn the issues that will decide your vote.

So,we set up "Listening Posts" around the Bay Area.

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On Thursday morning, Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard stopped by Open Cafe in east Tampa to make the case for Hillary Clinton. 

Woodard spoke to a crowd of roughly 50 Clinton supporters. She alluded to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, but didn't mention him by name. 

Many people believe the presidential campaign has sunk to new lows. Former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham suggests the name-calling and mud-slinging could be corrosive to democracy -- but it could also be an opportunity for people to try to change the country by getting more involved.

It’s no secret that longtime Florida Republican strategist Mac Stipanovich doesn’t like Donald Trump. This week he became the latest Florida GOP official to publicly back Democrat Hilary Clinton for President. Stipanovich shares his thoughts on the state of the Grand Old Party, and where it goes after this election.

Donald Trump tore into The New York Times, the “corporate media" and Hillary Clinton at a rally Thursday afternoon in West Palm Beach.

According to a new University of South Florida poll, just 22% of Floridians feel they’re well informed about the constitutional amendments on the ballot this November.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of several thousand at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on Wednesday, but made no mention of the controversy that has plagued his campaign since Friday.

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Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit the University of South Florida in Tampa.

According to the presidential nominee's press office, she's set to speak Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at the University of South Florida Student Recreation Center.

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Floridians voted almost 20 years ago to open primary ballots and allow all voters to decide a race if the only candidates were from the same political party.

However, a loophole using write-in candidates is thwarting what many say is the spirit of that 1998 constitutional amendment. And some voters in Tuesday's primary election agreed.

2016 Primary Election Results

Aug 30, 2016
Wendy Whitt

Preliminary Primary Election results

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Republican

  • Beruff, Carlos  (REP) – 18.71%                      
  • Rubio, Marco  (REP) – 71.79%   
  • Young, Dwight Mark Anthony (REP) – 6.35%       

Democrat

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With more than 1.75 million votes already cast by mail or in early voting, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said primary-election day started smoothly.

Scott, Bondi Tout Trump, Bash Clinton

Jul 21, 2016
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With Florida poised to again play a key role in the presidential race, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi took the stage Wednesday at the Republican National Convention to make the case for Donald Trump.

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On Saturday, Donald Trump held a rally at the Tampa Convention Center. There were a few demonstrators outside -- both for against and for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. 


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Despite minor delays getting polls open in a few counties, turnout for today's primary voting in Florida is expected to be heavy and steady throughout the day.

In addition to the possibility of a historic number of voters going to the polls, Secretary of State Ken Detzner says a record number of absentee and early voting ballots have been cast ahead of Tuesday.

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic GOP field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

"I do not see a political path forward," Carson said in a statement posted on his campaign website, though he added, "I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America" and promised to offer details of his future when he speaks Friday at a conservative conference in Washington.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump notched big wins across the South on Super Tuesday as they extended their leads for their party's nomination.

On the Republican side, Trump has won seven states: Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, Massachusetts and Georgia. Sen. Ted Cruz won his home state of Texas, eked out a surprise victory in Oklahoma and won the caucuses in Alaska. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finally got his first outright win by taking the Minnesota caucuses.

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A raucous sell-out crowd greeted Donald Trump Friday night at the Sun Dome at the University of South Florida in Tampa. An estimated 10,000 people filled the arena to capacity, while several thousand others were turned away at the gate.

Many Republicans may have sided with Donald Trump's controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., but his rival Jeb Bush predicts that the GOP faithful will eventually oppose the plan and see it his way.

"Trump clearly banning all Muslims would actually be so counterproductive in our efforts to destroy ISIS that it's foolhardy," the former Florida governor told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview Wednesday in Boston. "I mean, it's beyond ridiculous; it's quite dangerous."

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Jeb Bush stared across the Londonderry Senior Center in disbelief.

A voter at this New Hampshire town hall had just told him she'd read the candidate's 3,000-word tax plan. "The fact that you read it makes me feel so pleased — even if you didn't like it," Bush said, unsuccessfully holding back a grin.

It was the sort of moment Bush surely dreamed about when he announced his 2016 bid six months ago. Soon, the two were deep in the weeds of his proposals for capital gains taxes on estates, when Bush paused. "We're having a real wonk-a-thon right now," he said gleefully.

Election Systems & Software

It's been fifteen years since Florida's voting machines sent a presidential election into turmoil. And it's been seven years since Hillsborough County got new voting equipment. 

On Wednesday, Hillsborough County Commissioners will be asked to buy new voting equipment for 2016 - a year earlier than planned in the county's two year budget. The new equipment may make the voting process easier and more reliable. 

Three and a half million people live in Puerto Rico. But many more Puerto Ricans, about 5.2 million, live on the U.S. mainland. Over the last decade, crime, the struggling economy and a fiscal crisis have prompted tens of thousands to leave the island each year. Many land in Florida.

At a community center in Orlando this week, Puerto Rican leaders from all over the U.S. gathered at a conference with an ambitious goal: to forge a national political agenda — and flex some political muscle.