Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson for Florida Senate seat after tense recount

Wilfredo Lee, File via AP Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for the state’s Senate seat. Scott led Nelson by more than 10,000 votes Sunday after the recount’s noon deadline, according to the Associated Press. Over the course of the campaign, Scott baselessly claimed rampant voter fraud […]

Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis

Associated Press/Steve Cannon Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the Florida governor’s race and congratulated his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis. Gillum initially conceded on election night, but retracted it after the vote margin narrowed. After a recount, DeSantis still led the race by more than 30,000 votes. Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race […]

Trump claims ‘forged ballots’ have ‘infected’ Florida recounts of governor & Senate votes

Recounts to decide Florida’s next governor and senator have been tainted by foul play, Donald Trump has claimed, sparking accusations that the president is undermining the democratic process by pushing conspiracies. Ascending once again to his presidential Twitter pulpit, Donald Trump wrote on Monday that the Florida recounts were a sham and that the elections […]

Three recounts, baseless voter fraud claims and mixed messages from candidates: Here’s what’s going on with the Florida elections

MediaPunch /IPX via AP Florida’s midterm elections have descended into chaos. The secretary of state ordered recounts in three races Saturday. A top election official said Sunday it would be “impossible” to meet the Thursday deadline.  Political tensions have reached a fever pitch amid baseless claims of voter fraud from Republicans including President Donald Trump.  […]

Bomb squad responding to suspicious package at Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida

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Fun in the Florida Sun: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

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Florida orders recount of neck-and-neck Senate & governor races

Florida is officially holding a recount of votes in its Senate and governor races, where Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have led over their Democratic rivals, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum, both by a small margin. With the results of both races falling within the margin of triggering a recount, Florida secretary of state […]

Florida judge orders voter records inspection, siding with Republicans as recount looms

A Florida judge ruled the Broward County elections supervisor must allow inspection of voter records in response to a lawsuit from outgoing Governor Rick Scott, whose Senate victory is now in jeopardy thanks to late-counted votes. Judge Carol-Lisa Phillip ruled that Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must allow the records to be inspected before 7 […]