Category: Opinion

The real fraudster in Florida

  There is fraud in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. Mitch McConnell just perpetrated it. Florida has still not certified a winner in the contest between Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Rick Scott. Elections officials are recounting the vote after the initial tally showed the two separated by a mere 13,000 votes of some 8 million cast. (Read opinion in …

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Column: It’s time to rein in Florida’s phosphate strip mining

Florida is starting to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problem. Phosphate mining has not only scarred the face of Florida but created the perpetual threat of contaminated water being released into the Floridan Aquifer, which provides drinking water to millions of people. Late last week broke the news that a massive sinkhole had …

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OPINION: Florida gives sugar company sweet deal after midterm done

The biggest voting outrage story last week in Florida was not Tuesday’s midterm election. And Gov. Rick Scott, who has been carrying on for days about his imaginary victimhood in South Florida voting, is actually better cast as a perp in a consequential, South Florida vote that has been buried by the news of the …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A good day for democracy

CharlotteDems.com editor’s note: The following letter to the editor from Charlotte DEC member Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Monday, Nov. 12th: Editor: Trump insisted that the midterm elections would be all about him. And they were. Trump’s overt racism, lying, bullying and assault on civility did not sit well with those voters …

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Rick Scott’s slimy claim of fraud

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s apparent victory over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) was one of Democrats’ bigger disappointments on Election Day. But the margin was close enough to trigger an automatic recount, and since Tuesday, Scott’s lead has narrowed from 56,000 votes to just more than 12,000 votes. So, in a preview of the …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democratic Party makes history here

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor from CCDEC member Vielka Wambold was published in the Sun on Friday, November 9th: Editor: The Charlotte County Democratic Party continued making history during this 2018 election year. An example is “a first time for Charlotte County” Oct. 30 “Bring It Home” campaign tour stop at …

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Letter to the Editor: Stakes too high to vote Republican

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte DEC Government Issues Chair Teresa Jenkins was published in the Sun on Sunday, Oct. 28. Editor: The stakes are high. Donald Trump’s yes-man, Ron DeSantis, said he couldn’t name a single issue on which he disagrees with Trump. “Rick Scott of Florida is …

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Letter to the Editor: Examine your conscience before voting

CharlotteDems Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte Co. DEC Vice Chair Betty Gissendanner was published in the Sun on Sunday, Oct. 28. Editor: Retirees, please vote for a senator who will protect Medicare and Social Security, our stopgap to poverty. Certainly, you cannot vote for Scott, who is the face …

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Letter to the Editor: Scott, DeSantis bad for environment

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following Letter to the Editor by Charlotte Democratic Environmental Caucus member Mary Lundeberg was published in the Charlotte Sun, Saturday, Oct. 27 Editor: Red Tide Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have had a recent environmental conversion during this election year. Can we believe their campaign promises? Not if actions speak louder …

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