Tag: 2018 Senate race

Jacob OglesDecember 28, 2018
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4min18
CNN singled out Republican Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate election effort this year as the “Best Campaign of 2018” nationwide during the just-wrapped election cycle. The Point Awards spotlighted the best and worst campaigns this year. It saw the term-limited Republican governor’s defeat of Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson — despite a national environment favoring the blue […]

Jacob OglesNovember 19, 2018
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8min27
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 17, 2018
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4min21
With a hand recount of U.S. Senate votes in Broward County complete, Democrat Bill Nelson netted less than 300 votes, according to Republican Rick Scott’s campaign. That’s bad news for the Democrat, who hoped the examination of some 32,000 undervotes in the heavily Democratic County would help close a 12,603-vote deficit in the election. Miami […]

Jacob OglesNovember 15, 2018
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8min9
Even as a recount netted Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott votes, he continued to call on Democratic opponent Bill Nelson to somehow stop the process. “With over two-thirds of the machine recount completed, our margin of victory has grown,” Scott tweeted today. “It’s time for @SenBillNelson to end this recount.” Scott spokesman Chris Hartline […]

Jacob OglesNovember 12, 2018
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7min21
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 12, 2018
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7min23
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 […]


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