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Subject: Florida’s polls close at 8:00, NOT 7:00


Could you all please not imply that Florida results will start coming in at 7:00 EST? As the networks unfortunately forgot in 2000, part of the western Florida panhandle (a highly Republican and even military part) is in Central time. Even though the polls will close in most of the state at 7:00 EST, we still should not be seeing results from the eastern precincts as that could again depress Republican turnout in the CST panhandle.

I know you didn’t specifically say all the polls closed here at 7:00, but listing Florida as a 7:00 state definitely implies as much.


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