Tag Archives: Florida politics

In the News: unemployment falls, UF hacked, state voter purge goes on, Apple remembers Steve Jobs, state Supreme Court lets statute stand

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Two UF systems breached in international hacking Monday – Hundreds of thousands of email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members were taken from more than 100 universities worldwide as part of a hacking sweep by an anonymous […]

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In the News: Apple apologizes, voter purges, Libertarian candidate, missing UF student

By on September 28th, 2012 | Last updated: September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for Maps application | Gainesville.com – Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the issues caused by its Maps application. He said the company is reworking the error-infested application. Issues like nonexistent locations or problematic directions […]

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Poll boosts are waning for Obama, Romney

By on September 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

There was a small bounce for each Romney and Obama after their respective party conventions, however that effect has already begun to wane, says Susan McManus, a professor at the University of South Florida.

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The effect of negative ads on voter turnout

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Election day is looming and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Elle Newbold reports,  presidential candidates are moving their campaigns to Florida.

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New voter cards mailed out in Alachua County

By and on July 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office has completed the process of transferring all voters to their new precincts and districts.  These changes were required after the State completed drawing the new lines for house, senate, and congressional Districts.   Alachua County Supervisor of […]

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Is it semantics or more?

By on July 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

The immigration issue has been a contentious one, especially as political seasons heat up.  One outgrowth, what do we call people at the center of the issue?  CNN has published  a story on its web site discussing the controversy over calling […]

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Governor’s veto of tuition hike bill brings mixed reactions

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Governor Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow two state universities to raise tuition by 15% has administrators scrambling and their students celebrating.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports:

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Governor’s to post how county election officials scored in recent survey

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

Governor Rick Scott is releasing a series of rankings for county election officials. State election officials have based these rankings off of how quickly counties reported election results during the January 31st presidential primary and when those counties set up […]

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Florida voters favor Obama in poll

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Early polls are showing Florida voters leaning toward President Obama. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on the point of these early voting polls.

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STATE ELECTION RESULTS 11:30 Update

By on November 2nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

STATE SENATOR Marco Rubio REP 2,470,224 (49.87%) Kendrick B. Meek DEM 977,868 (19.74%) Alexander Andrew Snitker LBT 23,099 (0.47%) Bernie DeCastro CPF 4,511 (0.09%) Sue Askeland NPA 14,509 (0.29%) Bruce Ray Riggs NPA 3,416 (0.07%) Bobbie Bean NPA 4,071 (0.08%) […]

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