Broward County Volunteers Finish Manual Recount For Senate Race Earlier Than Expected
Hundreds of people at Broward County's election warehouse finished reviewing ballots earlier than expected on Friday as part of a statewide manual recount for the U.S. Senate race.
Workshop Guides Florida Educators On Teaching Climate Change And Its Human Impacts
Florida teachers are eager to teach kids about sea-level rise, rising heat and other impacts of climate change, but many say it can be hard to find engaging and in-depth information in their textbooks or the state curriculum. A workshop on Wednesday offered about 30 Florida educators ideas and resources for climate education. "The overall goal is to get teachers ... to teach in a way that's deep, that teaches students to ask questions," said workshop leader Bill Bigelow, a former Oregon high school teacher who co-wrote a book on teaching climate change . He said he wants to help teachers give students "a sense that they're not spectators to the future" through activities that encourage creativity and curiosity about the changing climate. The teachers and other educators spent the day at the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach, participating in discussions and activities that several said they plan to take back to their classrooms. In one, participants were
Former Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy Says Florida Recount 'An Embarrasment'
The race for Florida Agricultural Commissioner is headed to a manual recount. Last Tuesday, Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell claimed victory at an election watch party in North Fort Myers. But the vote differential between Caldwell and Democrat Nicole “Nikki” Fried ended up being so small that the race went to an automatic recount. Fried now leads Caldwell by .066%. On Thursday, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered a hand recount for the race. Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, for failing to produce documents that show all votes were received prior to the 7 p.m. deadline on Election Day. He joined Sundial Tuesday . On Thursday, former Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy, who's leading Fried's transition team, joined Sundial to talk about the recount. Fried was unavailable to join the conversation. WLRN: Nikki Fried's campaign announces victory. Is there any danger in announcing it before this is all said and done?
Miami Herald Haiti Cancer Series, Florida Recount Update, Football Series
Haiti has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer. In a country of more than 11 million people, there is no proper treatment for cancerous diseases. By the time a woman in Haiti realizes she has cervical cancer, it’s often too late. Miami Herald Reporter Jacqueline Charles recently published an investigative piece looking at Haiti's lack of medical personnel and equipment to treat cancer patients. She joined Sundial to share and explain her reporting. Next, we take a closer look at the race for agricultural commissioner between Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell and Democrat candidate Nicole “Nikki” Fried. Last Tuesday, Nov. 6, Caldwell was called the winner but the vote differential was so small that the race was sent to an automatic recount. The recount deadline for three Florida statewide races for governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner was at 3 p.m. on Nov. 15. We spoke with Caldwell on Tuesday. He filed a lawsuit against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections
Why Is Palm Beach County Struggling To Meet Recount Deadline?
A 3 p.m. Thursday deadline looms over Palm Beach County, which has experienced issues to finish its recount. Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Wednesday she's entered "prayer mode" to make it on time. Susan Bucher, Palm Beach County’s supervisor of elections, said Thursday morning “the likelihood is pretty slim” that she will meet the 3 p.m. recount deadline for even just the U.S. Senate race. — Alexandra Seltzer (@alexseltzer) November 15, 2018 Voting machines overheated Tuesday, and the county was forced to restart the process after about 175,000 early votes had already been processed. A case to extend Palm Beach's deadline went to federal court and was pending as of Wednesday afternoon. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled Thursday to give Florida voters until 5 p.m. Saturday to fix ballots that were rejected because of mismatched signatures. Miami-Dade Counties finished its recount on time, and Broward County was nearly done as of Thursday morning. WLRN’s Alexander