Source: The Huffington Post A 3-year-old Florida boy fatally shot himself Tuesday using a gun he found in the bedroom that he shared with his uncle. Jadarrius Speights was alone when he accidentally discharged an “unsecured 9mm handgun” left in a backpack that belonged to his uncle, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Police arrested [...]
Source: Holly Yan and Catherine E. Shoichet / CNN As a giant red backhoe gouged into the Florida home where a massive sinkhole swallowed a man, pieces of the family’s lives were pushed into public view. Walls with picture frames on them came crashing down. Baby toys and clothes on hangers were raked across the ground. A woman wept [...]
Roland Martin talks with Jim Greer about the Republican Party’s use of voter suppression.
Source: Tristan Smith / CNN The attorney for a Florida man who shot at a car of teens over the weekend, killing one, says the incident bears no resemblance to the Trayvon Martin case. Her client, Michael Dunn, is no “vigilante” but did feel threatened and shot out of “self defense,” the attorney said. “There are no comparisons to [...]
IT’S OFFICIAL: President Barack Obama Wins Florida, Topping Romney In Final Electoral Vote Tally 332 To 206
Source: AP / The Washington Post ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the winner, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent [...]
Breaking Down Swing State Races; Early Voting Woes In Florida; The Impact Of the Latino Vote (VIDEO)
Roland Matin, Christine Romans, Zoraida Sambolin, John Berman, Ana Navarro and Soledad O’Brien discuss how the presidential election is playing out in the the swing state of Florida, early voting problems and Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to suppress the vote.
LISTEN: Roland Martin, Rep. Corinne Brown Discuss The Controversy Surrounding Early Voting In Florida
Roland Martin countdowns the election with Rep. Corrine Brown and discuss the issues surrounding early voting in Florida.
Source: The Huffington Post There was no sympathy from the state for Floridians who have reportedly waited as long as eight hours to vote early, prompting Florida Democrats to file an emergency lawsuit Sunday morning. The suit, filed in Miami federal court, seeks extended voting hours because of “inadequate polling facilities.” “The extraordinarily long lines deterred [...]
MIAMI HERALD: Florida Sends Election Departments List Of 198 Potential Noncitizens; Some May Have Illegally Voted
Source: Marc Caputo, Patricia Mazzei and Anna Edgerton / Miami Herald Florida’s noncitizen voter-purge program roared back to life Wednesday when Gov. Rick Scott’s elections department produced a new list of 198 potentially ineligible voters — including 36 who might have cast ballots illegally. The list, along with a stack of documentation, was sent to [...]
Source: AP / CBS News The Florida Department of State announced Wednesday that it used a federal immigration database to verify 207 voters are not citizens. Earlier this year, state officials under Republican Gov. Rock Scott had said they suspected more than 2,600 voters were ineligible and had asked election supervisors to purge those on [...]