Justices not popular in rural north Florida

Florida Supreme Court justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince easily won merit-retention elections last week, each topping 67 percent of the vote. But a dozen north Florida counties — almost all of them sparsely populated rural counties — apparently weren’t so pleased with the justices. Majorities of voters in those counties voted against retention of all three.

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