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Ending a legal battle that started before the 2018 elections, a federal judge on Monday approved a settlement in which 31 counties agreed to take steps to provide Spanish-language ballots and other materials to voters.

For 11 Years, Collins Cooper Attracted Criticism. Now He’s Running For Judge Unopposed.

May 4, 2018
The Florida Times-Union

For more than a decade, supervisors have documented their concerns about Collins Cooper — from his past arrests and his interpersonal skills to his legal competence. But now that the 11-year prosecutor is running for circuit judge, one of the most powerful elected positions in the legal community, no one is opposing him, and no one is talking, at least not publicly.

A Democratic National Committee member and Florida State Democratic Committeeman from Jacksonville is stepping down after admitting to using racially insensitive language.

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How did everyone miss the Donald Trump supporters who were hiding in plain sight?

On Reveal, we'll learn why they kept a low profile – until Election Day, that is – and hear what they have to say now that their candidate is headed to the White House.

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Recently ousted North Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown appeared in a Jacksonville federal courtroom to update Judge James Klindt on what she’s done to establish stable representation in the fraud case against her.

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Launching a local political campaign just got a little easier. At least, that’s what a platform called RunForOffice.org is promising.

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When it comes to registering voters, Northeast Florida has a few things figured out.

Four of the state’s top five counties with the highest voter-registration rates are in the same area.

 


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Kingsland, Georgia is holding a special election Tuesday to fill City Council Post 1.

Early voting started last week in the city of about 15,000 people, but a local grassroots group says voter turnout is extremely poor.

Camden County Get Out The Vote organizer Tom Canning says including absentee, early votes and votes since this morning, only around 100 ballots have been cast.

“It appears in Kingsland we’re going to have maybe less than two percent turnout, so it’s terrible,” he said. 

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Facing strong challenges in the March 24 unitary election this week, incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown says he's confident— and that he's fulfilled the campaign promises from four years ago that made him a come-from-behind winner in Jacksonville's 2011 mayoral race.

"I made a promise that I would streamline government, that we would live within our means, put Jacksonville back to work, and close the education gap," said Brown, appearing on First Coast Connect.

"I think the key is keeping your promise."

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It’s decided.

After a meticulous recount, Jay Fant won the Republican primary for the Florida House District 15 race by just two votes over opponent Paul Renner.

Renner congratulated Fant on a hard fought-win.

“I wish him every success in the State Legislature,” he said.

In Duval County School Board District 2, Sam Hall topped Theresa Graham by four votes. He will now move on to face Scott Shine in the general election in November.

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said it’s the closest races he’s witnessed.

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Two races from Tuesday night’s election are still too close to call.

Election officials expect to conduct recounts in those tight races,  the Florida House District 15 contest between Republicans Jay Fant and Paul Renner and Duval County School Board District 2, which would determine whether Sam Hall or Theresa Graham will head into a runoff election with Scott Shine.

“Recounts are rare,” said Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland. “ We’ve only done one in the last nine years. This is the first time we’ve had two at the same time.”