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Florida’s Midterm Elections By The Numbers


Tallahassee, FL – A governor’s race. A U.S. Senate race. Trump. The 2018 midterm elections in Florida pretty much had everything a political junkie could want. Here are some of the numbers from Tuesday’s unofficial results: 62.13: The percentage of voters who went to the polls. For those of you keeping score at home, that equates to 8.25 million voters ... Read More »

Florida’s Midterm Elections By The Numbers


Tallahassee, FL – A governor’s race. A U.S. Senate race. Trump. The 2018 midterm elections in Florida pretty much had everything a political junkie could want. Here are some of the numbers from Tuesday’s unofficial results: 62.13: The percentage of voters who went to the polls. For those of you keeping score at home, that equates to 8.25 million voters ... Read More »

Chitwood: Amendment 10 Will Force Changes In Volusia


Daytona Beach, FL – Now that Volusia County’s Sheriff got what he wanted on Election Night, how will the county’s largest law enforcement agency run moving forward? That’s the big question after 63% of Floridians – and 53% of Volusia residents – signed off on Amendment 10, also known as the Protection Amendment. Among other things, the amendment allows Volusia’s ... Read More »

Daytona Beach Approves Video Stream Settlement


Daytona Beach, FL – A day after two of its incumbents were reelected, the Daytona Beach City Commission signs off on a settlement to a lawsuit which ended online streaming of its meetings a month ago. Eddie Sierra – a deaf man who lives in South Florida – and his attorney are poised to collect over $10,000 to end his ... Read More »

Up To 3 Volusia Races Could Head To Recount


DeLand, FL – The vast majority of candidates on the ballot Tuesday night know by now whether they’ve won or lost. In Volusia County, though, up to three races remain in doubt as the razor-thin margins of victory may trigger a recount under Florida law, and one common theme in those races is that all the incumbents are currently on ... Read More »

Teacher’s Assistant Arrested For Hitting Disabled Student


Deltona, FL – A teacher’s assistant at Deltona High School is now free on $2,500 bond after deputies arrested her for slapping a disabled student in the face while changing his diaper in a bathroom. 71-year-old Patricia J. Reynolds was arrested yesterday (November 6th) by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at her Orange City home a day after the incident ... Read More »

Scott-Nelson Senate Race Could Require Recount


Tallahassee, FL –Â After Gov. Rick Scott declared victory late Tuesday in his race for a U.S. Senate seat, numbers posted Wednesday morning on the Florida Division of Elections website indicate a recount could be needed. The updated numbers showed Scott with 4,074,001 votes or 50.21 percent, while Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson had 4,039,498 votes or 49.79 percent. Under state ... Read More »

Scott Topples Nelson For U.S. Senate Seat


Tallahassee, FL –Â Eight years after shocking the political establishment by becoming Florida governor, Republican Rick Scott declared victory late Tuesday night in his campaign against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. As of midnight, Scott led by about 56,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast, or a margin of 50.35 percent to 49.65 percent. Nelson did not make a ... Read More »

DeSantis Defeats Gillum To Keep GOP In Control


Orlando, FL –Â In another razor-thin election, Florida voters on Tuesday continued a two-decade streak of Republican dominance by electing former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis as governor. With more than 8 million votes counted, the state Division of Elections showed DeSantis leading Democrat Andrew Gillum by a margin of 49.88 percent to 48.9 percent, or about 78,000 votes. DeSantis and ... Read More »

Democrats Pick Up Two Congressional Seats


Tallahassee, FL – Democrats flipped a pair of South Florida congressional seats Tuesday as Republicans retained their hold on the state’s delegation. Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell edged out two-term Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo for the District 26 seat, which is made up of Southwest Miami-Dade County and all of Monroe County. Unofficial results as of 10:15 p.m. showed Mucarsel-Powell with 50.7 ... Read More »