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Archive for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two Former Congressmen Hold Town Hall On Gridlock In Washington

Two former Florida congressmen brought their Why Gridlock Rules Washington tour to Orlando today. David Jolly, (R), and Patrick Murphy, (D), held a town hall meeting on partisan gridlock in Washington. The former congressmen are visiting universities throughout the state to Shine a light on the inside reasons why D.C. is in a state of chaos and dysfunction, according to the tours website.
Published in NPR News

Intersection: Write In Loophole

Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel says the write-in loophole is a huge problem. In Florida it allows a write-in candidate to close off a primary election. Ertel says the write-in loophole is not fair to voters, but he says there's an easy way to fix the problem.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Intersection: Write-In Loophole; MacArthur Fellow; Creative City

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/101717_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSFlorida has closed primary system. That means voters can only cast a ballot in the primary election for their own party’s candidate. But when the winner of that primary does not face an opponent in the general election, it opens up the primary to all voters regardless of party affiliation. There’s a way to close up that open primary though, when a write-in candidate runs. Seminole County supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel says the so-called ‘write-in loophole’ isn’t fair to voters. On this episode of Intersection Ertel joins us to ...
Published in Intersection Podcast