Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:44

Episode 163: Political Loser of the Week

THE ROTUNDA –  Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith explains his decision to jump from journalism to public relations during what he thinks is an unusually slow time in Florida politics. Also, after Secretary of State Mike Ertel resigned after photos of him in blackface was leaked to the press, Gov. Ron DeSantis picks Tampa Bay judge Laurel Moore Lee to fill the vacancy. However former Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho tells Gomes why he thinks the replacement should’ve been another elections supervisor.  Gomes also interviews Coral Springs Commissioner Dan Daley about his bid for House District 97. 
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida's new elections chief was forced to resign on Thursday after just three weeks on the job, when a newspaper published pictures of him appearing in blackface. Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigned just hours after testifying before a state legislative committee about elections lawsuits following Florida's controversial midterms.The Tallahassee Democrat published photos of him at a Halloween party in 2005, dressed in blackface, wearing earrings, a New Orleans Saints bandanna and fake breasts, under a shirt with "Katrina Victim" written on it.
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Monday, 19 November 2018 09:40

Episode 159: Counting Recounts

THE ROTUNDA – Ion Sancho, a longtime Leon County supervisor of elections, calls for reform in Florida’s election laws to prevent the recurring nightmare of problematic recounts from happening. In an extended interview, Sancho tells Gomes some of the problems that plagued Brenda Snipes, the outgoing supervisor elections for Broward County, couldn’t be avoided under current statutes. Sancho also blames the state for approving ineffective voting machines in Palm Beach County. Gomes also checks in on a statewide listening tour by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. The group’s executive director Desmond Meade explains how he's working to help give back full citizenship rights to Florida’s 1.4 million ex-felons who were convicted and completed sentences for past crimes, as outlined in the voter-approved Amendment 4. 
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Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Episode 83: Electioneering

THE ROTUNDA - President-elect Donald J. Trump has completed the biggest upset in modern political history. Florida politicos react to Trump’s election victory. Republican strategist and pollster Brian Graham tells Gomes that Trump was just a more exciting candidate than Hillary Clinton. Gomes also talks with retiring Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho about voter fraud and travels to the University of Florida to see how students help ProPublica investigate election irregularities for a nationwide project called Electionland. Gomes then interviews The Capitolist publisher, Brian J. Burgess, about the impact of Trump's victory on the future of Florida politics.
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Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

Episode 15: Credibility 

THE ROTUNDA - We head to Europe as former governor Jeb Bush attempts to bolster his foreign policy credentials. Gomes talks with Michael C. Bender of Bloomberg Politics as he travels with Bush to Germany, Poland and Estonia before Bush’s much anticipated June 15 rally in Miami where he’s expected to make his campaign for president official.
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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.

 

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