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Hispanic Caucus of Florida Hosting the 2019 Lobby Days

The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida will be hosting the 2019 Lobby Days from  Sunday, March 17  to  Tuesday, March 19th. More details will be published soon. You do not have to be a member to attend Lobby Days.  Please help with a preliminary headcount by letting the Lobby Days Committee know if you are attending the DHCF 2019 Lobby Days by Friday, February 22, 2019. We will be …

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44 Former Senators Urge Senate to Guard Democracy

Forty-four former U.S. senators from both parties wrote in The Washington Post, urging current Senators to become “steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy”. It begins: Dear Senate colleagues, As former members of the U.S. Senate, Democrats and Republicans, it is our shared view that we are entering a dangerous period, and we feel an …

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Santa’s Elves Prepare for Christmas Parade

They’ve wrapped the presents and made the preparations – Now join us for the parade! Charlotte Dems will march in style alongside our float in the Holiday Parade. The parade departs Charlotte Center for Performing Arts (CCPA) at noon, Sat. Dec. 8, and marches on Carmelita and Taylor streets to the Charlotte Harbor Events Center. We …

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2018 Manual Recount Completed

The manual recount of the 2018 General Election in Charlotte County was completed mid-afternoon on Friday, November 16th. A small number of votes were added to the election results. Unofficially, this resulted in a net gain of 14 votes for Bill Nelson and 4 votes for Nikki Fried. The certified vote totals will be published after …

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Machine Recount Completed

Wednesday the 14th, the Charlotte County Canvassing Board reconvened at 9 am to complete the machine recount of the 2018 election.  The third day of counting focused on write-in ballots for Governor and Senate. Supervisor Stamoulis opened the session by explaining that it was possible for a voter to write in a candidate’s name rather …

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Democrats Observe Charlotte County Machine Recount

Editor’s note: Charlotte County DEC member David Finster was an observer inside the ballot counting room at the Supervisor of Elections offices on Nov. 12th. Here is what David witnessed: A team of Charlotte County Democrats gathered at the Punta Gorda Historic Courthouse on Monday, November 12th to observe the machine recount of three statewide races …

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2018 Voting Machine Logic and Accuracy Testing

August 6th, 2018, the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met to conduct the Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of our county voting machines. This is a mandated test by Florida Statute 101.5612 and the test was publicly announced as required. Notification was delivered to the Charlotte County Democrats and also posted on These tests …

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