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Alachua County voter turnout numbers disappointing

The results are in, and turnout in Alachua County was not as high as the Supervisor of Elections Office had hoped it would be. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says early voting and absentee ballot turnout seemed to indicate a higher turnout on election day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Carpenter-1.mp3|titles=Carpenter 1] The …

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Gainesville At-Large candidates looking to the run-off

Tuesday night election results have led two At-Large candidates to face off in Gainesville’s runoff election, but Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange says to one of the candidates, this is not a surprise.  [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/SDPoewrap1.mp3] WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis says another run-off candidate hopes the smaller field of candidates will mean more …

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NPR projects Romney to win Florida Primary

FROM NPR: NPR is projecting that Mitt Romney has won the Florida primary, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in second place. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had nearly 47 percent of the vote. Gingrich had 32 percent. Update 10:07 p.m.: With all precincts reporting in Alachua county, …

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Two At-Large campaigns celebrate, and get ready to start again

Update: All precincts now reporting.  Run-off confirmed. It looks like a run-off for the Gainesville city commission At-Large 1 seat. With one precinct still outstanding, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis says the Nathan Skop campaign is getting ready for the next step. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/CHIPVOICER.mp3] WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange says Lauren Poe’s campaign will still …

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Power outage at polls didn’t stop voters

An RTS bus hit a tree causing a limb to interfere with an electrical wire producing power outages at precincts 23 and 59. Although the power outage was brief, Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says voting at those precincts continued unaffected. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Carpenter1.mp3] GRU restored power within 15 minutes of the …

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