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November 18, 2018 - 2:54 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Rick Scott has defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, after a manual recount and Nelson calling to concede their extremely tight race. Scott issued a statement Sunday saying Nelson "graciously conceded" their Senate race shortly after the state's recount ended. Nelson...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:57 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes. But the contest for governor between...
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November 13, 2018 - 7:10 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor. One county revealed Monday that it had allowed...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:47 am
MIAMI (AP) -- Circuit Judge Krista Marx on Friday ordered Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to give the county canvassing board any duplicate ballots and any "overvoted" or "undervoted" ballots that have not yet been provided to the board by 10 a.m. Saturday. Earlier Friday,...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:33 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial...
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November 07, 2018 - 12:49 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — If the Florida Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott requires a recount, there is no need to worry about it being a repeat of the 2000 presidential debacle — there won't be any hanging chads and the process is likely to take days, not a month. The...
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November 07, 2018 - 12:43 am
NAPLES (AP) -- Governor Rick Scott has declared victory in the U.S. Senate race in Florida over the incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. The two candidates were neck and neck, each with 50% of the vote, but with Scott ahead by just under 60,000 votes. Scott did not wait for a concession call from Nelson...
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November 06, 2018 - 7:48 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — More than 5 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida as candidates for governor and U.S. Senate made their last pitches Monday, the day before the rest of the state chooses candidates. In the governor's race, Democratic Tallahassee Mayor...
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October 03, 2018 - 7:13 am
MIRAMAR (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott met Tuesday in a spirited debate in their campaign for Florida's highly competitive U.S. Senate seat, with Scott labeling his opponent as a do-nothing senator and Nelson claiming the governor was distorting his...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:03 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's candidates for governor openly sparred over guns on Monday after a mass shooting at a video game tournament. Democrats contended Republicans were ignoring a wave of gun violence in the state, including the February shooting at a high school in Parkland that left 17...
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