Ion Sancho

Leon County Elections Division

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Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, Florida, which includes the state capital of Tallahassee

Ion Sancho on KCRW

Florida’s Senate and Governor races are still too close to call. But they’ll likely go into recounts.

Battle over Florida midterm recount is reminiscent of 2000 presidential election

Florida’s Senate and Governor races are still too close to call. But they’ll likely go into recounts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

TALKING POINT Many American voting systems have gone from paper ballots to voting machines and now to computers, which are vulnerable to hacking. How secure is the franchise?

Voting security and hacking American elections

TALKING POINT Many American voting systems have gone from paper ballots to voting machines and now to computers, which are vulnerable to hacking. How secure is the franchise?

from To the Point

In the year 2000, “hanging chads” on Florida's paper ballots put the presidential election in doubt.

Could Voting Machines Steal the Election?

In the year 2000, “hanging chads” on Florida's paper ballots put the presidential election in doubt.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

from Scheer Intelligence

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point