Election 2022

U.S. House members warned about disinformation in upcoming campaigns

BY: - June 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — Experts on election security warned lawmakers during a U.S. House Administration hearing on Wednesday of targeted disinformation campaigns that could occur in the upcoming midterm and presidential elections. The panel of witnesses also stressed to members of the subcommittee on elections the dangers of conspiracy groups and their reach in sowing disinformation about […]

District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

BY: - June 21, 2022

This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence. “It was on a […]

DeSantis views Colombian election as part of a ‘Marxist’ wave in Latin America

BY: - June 20, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis delved into foreign policy Monday by lamenting the election of leftist Gustavo Petro as president of Colombia, calling it a “very, very disappointing and very, very troubling result.” Petro, of the Humane Colombia party, is a former leftist rebel affiliated with the 19th of April Movement, or M-19, a guerrilla force founded […]

Trump dismisses Jan. 6 congressional hearings as “hoax” during Nashville conference

BY: - June 19, 2022

Former President Donald Trump castigated congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection, calling them a “hoax” despite mounting evidence he acted illegally in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. “It was a simple protest that got out of hand. They never show the size of the crowd. I’m not talking about the […]

Over a century, only 45 women have been governors, and FL still isn’t on the list. Maybe 2022?

BY: - June 17, 2022

In all of the nation’s history, only a few dozen women have assumed the governor’s office in their states. Florida has not been one of those states, although women have been able to vote since the 1920s. More than a dozen other states have yet to elect a woman as a top executive officer. However, […]

Pence was within 40 feet of mob inflamed by Trump, Jan. 6 committee reveals

BY: - June 16, 2022

The private and public conflict between Donald Trump and Mike Pence over certifying the 2020 election results put the vice president within steps of the Jan. 6 attackers, the U.S. House committee investigating the insurrection said Thursday. As the mob approached the U.S. Senate chamber in the Capitol, the vice president’s Secret Service retinue hustled […]

DeSantis on Jan. 6 panel: ‘Why are they constantly beating this dead horse?’

BY: - June 15, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday dismissed the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee’s revelations about Donald Trump’s role in attempting to subvert the 2020 presidential election as an attempt to divert the public from inflation and other problems. In public hearings that began last week, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on […]

U.S. Sen. Rubio criticizes Val Demings’ vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

BY: - June 15, 2022

Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has released a campaign video criticizing opponent Val Demings’ vote in the U.S. House on a law enforcement bill following George Floyd’s death. The Rubio video came a day after U.S. Rep. Demings, a Democrat, released her first TV campaign touting her lengthy law enforcement career. Demings made history as […]

State Sen. Taddeo endorses Charlie Crist for governor; Fried lays out 19-point policy platform

BY: - June 13, 2022

With just 10 weeks before the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist formally filed qualifying paperwork, and also got an endorsement from State Sen. Annette Taddeo. Meanwhile, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, also in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, recently released a campaign platform outlining 19 areas she plans to tackle if elected governor. The […]

Sen. Annette Taddeo to drop out of FL gubernatorial race and run for U.S. Congress

BY: - June 6, 2022

State Sen. Annette Taddeo of Miami-Dade, one of the top contenders for the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Florida gubernatorial race, will end her bid for governor, according to CBS News Miami. The news outlet initially broke the story Monday, saying Taddeo would challenge Republican Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, who started her term in January […]

Sierra Club of FL endorses Crist for governor in 2022

BY: - June 6, 2022

Sierra Club of Florida endorsed U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist Monday in the race to represent Florida Democrats in this fall’s gubernatorial race against incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Sierra, claiming 32,000 members and roughly 240,000 supporters in its environmental advocacy and legal-defense organization, praised Crist’s overall environmental record as governor 2007-2011 and in Congress since […]

Ag Commissioner Fried urges Feds to ‘closely monitor’ Florida’s election process

BY: - June 6, 2022

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging federal officials to “closely monitor” the state’s election process, claiming that the DeSantis administration and the GOP-led Legislature have been implementing “deliberate attempts to circumvent or override democratic norms,” according to a Monday letter to the U.S. Department of Justice. Fried, an attorney and an elected Cabinet official, […]