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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bush v. Gore Redux

    "Three judges heard arguments on whether the state's current system of voting and recounting ballots violates the Constitution." "Court reviewing dispute over state's system of voting".
    Nearly five years after the U.S. Supreme Court halted Florida's 2000 presidential recount over concerns about inconsistent standards, lawyers argued over the meaning of the Bush vs. Gore decision Wednesday in another recount dispute.

    A three-judge federal appeals panel listened to Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler's claims that the paperless electronic voting systems used in 15 Florida counties violate the constitutional equal-protection rights of voters because they don't allow manual recounts, which are possible in the 52 Florida counties where paper ballots are read by optical scanners.
    "2000 vote haunts hearing on Wexler recount suit". See also "Wexler tells appellate court of need for paper vote trail".

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