Category: Politics

Will Airport Authority primary be open or closed?

CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The August primary for an Airport Authority race could be closed to only registered Republican voters — but this is still up in the air. This is thanks to Martin Dorio, a write-in candidate from Englewood. Dorio’s candidacy closes the primary, meaning only registered Republican voters can vote for the two other

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What she saw outside, looking in

Port Charlotte woman witnesses migrant child detention Between March 2018 and August 2019, more than 14,300 unaccompanied immigrant children were sheltered at a facility just outside of Miami. The Office of Refugee Resettlement calls this the Homestead Temporary Influx Facility, but Port Charlotte resident Vielka Wambold calls it a prison.

Fraudulent voting or a shaky hand?

A look at how poll workers determine if your signature is yours Charlotte county voter Wayne Cunningham, 79, steadied his left hand. Guiding his left with his right, he carefully glided his hand to mimic what he thought his signature was supposed to look like on his vote-by-mail ballot. “My signature is basically unrecognizable,” he

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