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President campaigns in Florida

With the 2012 presidential election right around the corner, President Obama is looking to Floridians for their vote. Over the years, Florida has always been a state candidates keep a close watch on. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the importance of the President making stops in Florida like …

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New voter cards mailed out in Alachua County

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 Elections Pam Carpenter says information from the recent consensus causes redistricting …

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The “illegal” versus “undocumented” controversy continues

People continue to argue about just what is the correct title for immigrants who reside in the United States with no documentation.  The term “illegal immigrant” is offensive to some. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how this term puts a negative label on certain immigrants. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/IllegalVsUndocumentedContinuedWRAP.mp3]

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In swing states like Florida, young voters attractive target for campaigns

The presidential election is only four months away as the  presidential candidates campaign for votes around the country. With Florida holding 29 elecotoral votes, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how the swing state is turning into a presidential battleground with the biggest prize, starting with young voters. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/MacManus-WRAP.mp3]    

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