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Legislature Won't Appeal Court's Redistricting Decision
July 15, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford say they won't appeal a judge's ruling to redraw the boundaries of two congressional districts.

Election Day in Central Florida
November 5, 2013 | WMFE--A handful of Central Florida communities are holding municipal elections today.

Election Problems Bring Calls for Investigative Panels and New Laws
November 15, 2012 | WMFE - Governor Rick Scott has asked Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner, the state's top elections official, to investigate the long lines and long delays in ballot-counting in this year's election.

Intersection Segment | Statehood for Puerto Rico?
November 14, 2012 | WMFE - For more than a century Puerto Rico has been a U-S territory. But a majority of Puerto Rico residents voted last week for change. Most favored statehood. But there's more to the question of Puerto Rico's status. This week on Intersection 90's Mark Simpson talked with Puerto Rico historian Luis Martinez Fernandez of the University of Central Florida and with Luis Pastrana, former director of Puerto Rico's Federal Affairs office in the Southeast United States. Pastrana began the conversation by explaining what the vote means to Puerto Rico.

Intersection | Toll roads vs. city streets
November 13, 2012 | WMFE - Would you take toll roads or city streets from downtown to Orlando International airport? 90.7's Mark Simpson and Matthew Peddie put each route to the test in an unscientific race.

Intersection | Statehood for Puerto Rico, a race to the airport
November 13, 2012 | WMFE - Puerto Rico: Our 51st state? Residents of the island territory faced that question on last week's ballot. Most respondents favored statehood. But the results aren't that simple. 90.7's Mark Simpson will talk with an expert panel about why. Plus, which route is faster from downtown to Orlando International Airport? Toll roads or city streets? The Intersection team puts each route to the test.

Seminole County Calls Recounted FL House Race for Democrat Mike Clelland
Nov 12, 2012 | WMFE - Seminole County elections officials on Monday completed the final recount for the Florida House District 29 race and called it for Democratic candidate Mike Clelland of Lake Mary.

Dorworth vs. Clelland Race Likely Headed for Recount
November 9, 2012 | WMFE - It appears as if a recount will be necessary in the race for State Senate District 29 in Seminole County. The race is still extremely close between incumbent Republican Chris Dorworth, already named as future house speaker and Democratic challenger Mike Clelland, an Orlando attorney and former firefighter.

Florida Puerto Ricans Split on Proposal for Statehood
November 8, 2012 | WMFE - Puerto Ricans in Florida are spilt over the idea of statehood for their home island. Voters in Puerto Rico narrowly approved a referendum Tuesday that could lead to the commonwealth becoming the 51st state.

Intersection | Post Election Day with 90.7 commentators Dick Batchelor, Lou Frey
November 6, 2012 | WMFE - President Barack Obama returns to the White House, with out a confirmed win in Florida. Predictable Congressional results include a win by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, and democrats gain seats in the Florida Legislature, while a future house speaker could be on the way out with some races still too close to call. 90.7s political commentators democrat Dick Batchelor and republican Lou Frey give their post election analysis on a special episode of Intersection Ballot 2012. Plus, what does the rest of the world think about the presidential election and Florida? 90.7's Mark Simpson will talk with journalists from Ethiopia and East Timor.

Vote Count Continues as Officials Blame New Rules
November 8, 2012 | WMFE - The state of Florida has yet to be called in this year's presidential election. Elections officials in nine Florida counties are still counting ballots.

Florida Voters Say No to Amendments
November 7, 2012 | WMFE - Florida voters turned away all but three of the eleven proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday including one that would have repealed the state's ban on public funding for religious organizations.

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