Tag: 2018 gubernatorial election

Jacob OglesNovember 19, 2018
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8min657
A 12-day recount process in Florida ultimately failed to change the outcome of three statewide races. But make no mistake, the result of this ballot scrutiny was historic. For starters, of course, this election marked the first time the Florida vote was close enough to send three statewide races—U.S. Senate, Governor and Agriculture Commissioner—to a […]

Jacob OglesNovember 18, 2018
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Democrat Andrew Gillum formally conceded the race for Florida Governor for a second time. Standing alongside wife, R. Jai, in a Facebook Live video and wearing an jacket for his alma mater Florida A&M University, the Tallahassee mayor formally brought to a close one of the most dramatic gubernatorial elections in state history. “This has been the […]

Jacob OglesNovember 12, 2018
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Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen confirmed to Florida Politics that his office accepted more than 140 vote-by-mail ballots by fax machine or email, despite an executive order explicitly prohibiting the practice. “This office’s job is to ensure voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots,” Andersen explained. The elections official confirmed his office spoke […]

Jacob OglesNovember 12, 2018
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Elections officials in Bay County, a Republican stronghold recently battered by Hurricane Michael, accepted votes via email. The catch: That’s counter to state law. NBC-7 WJHG interviewed Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen about how he dealt with voters displaced by Hurricane Michael. Andersen said he worked with 147 voters who returned ballots by […]

Jacob OglesNovember 11, 2018
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4min398
Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher says her office cannot complete a machine recount of three statewide resources before a Thursday deadline. “It’s impossible,” she told CNN. The statement comes the same day Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed a lawsuit demanding any votes counted after Saturday’s noon deadline for initial tabulation be left […]


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