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While all Tampa Bay area counties wrapped up the state-ordered machine recount by Thursday afternoon's deadline, Hillsborough County decided against submitting its revised totals.

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Rick Scott's campaign for Senate has filed another lawsuit. This time, the target is Hillsborough County Elections Supervisor Craig Latimer.

The suit accuses Latimer's office of breaking Florida law by not allowing observers into the room where the county's ballots are being recounted.

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Early in the morning, before the University of South Florida became abuzz with students hurrying off to class, Liz Lennox was sorting through five pages of candidates and amendments.

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Hillsborough County is adding another location to its list of 20 Early Voting Sites for November's General Election -- and it's one that might make many Bulls happy. 

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Residents are headed to early voting sites across Tampa Bay this week, while politicians and elections officials try figure out whether Florida's voting system has been hacked.

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Local elections supervisors in Florida have finally received the federal money for cyber security allocated to them back in March.

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Supervisors of elections throughout Florida are preparing for the upcoming election season, with the secruity of the voting process being a top priority.

Nobody sat in the back row.

Students filled the front rows at the center of the auditorium at Tampa’s King High School during an optional voter registration campaign put on Wednesday by the Hillsborough County Elections Office. They were chattering when they walked in, but the room silenced when county officials started speaking.

They were ready to build on a political movement started by students in South Florida after a deadly school shooting there two weeks ago.