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Questions relating to the government or politics of Florida, a state of the United States

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Have other US state governors tried to invoke executive privilege previously, or is Florida's DeSantis the first? If so, are some successful?

Politico's January 13, 2023 DeSantis administration wants to keep some things private includes the following: Keep pushing— In a line of recent cases, including one that goes before a Leon County ...
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Why are open carry laws opposite of what would be expected in Oregon and Florida?

Oregon allows open carry of firearms without a permit; Florida does not allow it, and does not issue permits for it. Both states require permits for concealed carry, with similar requirements. Why is ...
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Prosecutorial powers of Florida's office of election security; Can it try individuals, or subpoena/coerce testimony? Can it elicit punishments?

Politico's April 16, 2022 The One Way History Shows Trump’s Personality Cult Will End is an interview with historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Wikipedia says: She is a scholar on fascism and authoritarian ...
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How does Florida's Governor DeSantis explain that Common Core is bad for Florida & why are Math textbooks referencing it rejected for use there?

The titles of CBS Miami's April 16, 2022 Florida Department Of Education Rejects Nearly Half Of Textbooks Submitted For Next School Year and Click Orlando's Florida education officials reject 54 math ...
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FL-20 election two-party swing by precinct?

In Florida, there was a special election held on January 11 to the US House to replace the late Alcee Hastings. The overall swing was about 6 points towards the Democratic Party compared to the last ...
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What is the latest time a House seat can be filled in Florida via special election?

I have suspicions on a particular House member in Florida being forced to leave office. (I will not disclose who it is because it is not relevant to this question but your guess is probably correct.) ...
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Does Governor Ron DeSantis have to the power to stop Trump's extradition?

Former president Donald Trump is facing a criminal probe by the Manhattan District Attorney, and is also the subject of investigations by the Southern District of New York. I read somewhere that if ...
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Does Florida have a tenant-friendly political system?

I am originally from the Northeastern part of the United States and it was my experience for those times that I have been a tenant that there was plenty of legal recourse and attorneys willing to get ...
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What contributing factors would make the Florida “gain time” bill be signed into law in 2021?

A.) Are there contributing factors that would effect whether the Florida “gain time” bill will be passed by the House in 2021? Is so, what are they at this current time? I heard that some House ...
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Did Trump vote illegally?

This may be reaching, and may be inappropriate to Politics, but here goes: Trump "officially" moved from Trump Tower New York to Mar-A-Lago and therefore cast his vote in the Nov 3rd ...
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Why is Trump moving to Florida?

Donald Trump is moving to Florida. Doesn't he live in the White House in Washington DC? What does it mean that he is moving? Also, do we know why?
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On Florida machine recount - how limited to Senate/Gov/Agriculture

The machine recount required by FL law is underway. Are the scanning machines reprogrammed to only tabulate senate, governors, and Ag.Secty? Or do the scanners actually do a complete retabulation of ...
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What are the repercussions of a poorly designed ballot?

I've been following the Florida senate race, and according to multiple sources, something seems to be off about the votes in a specific district. It mentions that the design of the ballot itself ...
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Why does Broward County FL need to apply a voter fraud law around handling of provisional ballots?

On November 6th an in-person registered FL voter, (whose driver's license was scanned on-site), was given a provisional ballot for reasons not clear at a later time. The voter then dutifully filled ...
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What is the problem with Broward County Fl election results?

Press reports say that Broward County is still "counting ballots", I assume they really mean that the optical scanning machines are still reading the ballots and tabulating the votes for each ...
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Obscure vote by mail clause in FL law

The following FL 2018 statute detail seems puzzling: 3. A vote-by-mail ballot is not considered illegal if the signature of the elector does not cross the seal of the mailing envelope. Does this ...
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Estimates of the number who were incorrectly purged from Florida's list of eligible voters in 2000

In 2000, many voters were incorrectly removed from Florida's list of eligible voters. (Notoriously, if you happened to have a name that was similar to a convicted felon's, there was a good chance you'...
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What makes a law proposal eligible for voting by the public?

For example, in Florida they are voting for: Amendment 3 · Tax exemption for totally and partially disabled first-responders Results expected after 7 PM EST Amendment 5 · Tax exemption for low-income,...
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County Clerk of Court, elected office, general information request

I'm doing candidate research for the local election at the end of the month. Where can I find general information about the role of the County Clerk of Court? What I know: County Clerks do a lot of ...