What’s Wrong With Florida Elections?

November 14th, 2018 1:51 PM
MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the U.S. Senate are still undecided. Rubio tweeted: "Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago, yet managed to count votes & submit timely results. Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?…

WashPost's Krissah Thompson Gives Readers Distorted Picture of Fight O

June 7th, 2012 6:20 PM
In today's 16-paragraph page A6 story, "Legal challenges tie up new voting restrictions,"* the Washington Post's Krissah Thompson reported that many "[s]tricter ID laws and other controversial voting restrictions" could be held up in the courts until after November election. At no point in her story, however, did Thompson note recent polling shows 70 percent of…

MSNBC's Wagner Continues Pushing Grossly Distorted Voter 'Purge' Meme

June 6th, 2012 4:07 PM
In a segment titled onscreen "What's the Matter with FL," MSNBC's Alex Wagner today continued her network's efforts to flog conservative Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for his voter "purge." This despite the fact that the "purge" -- which targeted a mere 0.02 percent of registered voters in the state-- has not disenfranchised a single eligible voter and…