Elections

Elections
5:20 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Analysts: Last-Minute Deciders Might Have Given Obama A Florida Victory

Going against many pollsters’ predictions, it looks like President Obama has won the state of Florida, pending final confirmation. Political analysts say, Obama’s victory highlights the importance of last-minute campaigning and the danger of campaigns’ relying on outdated demographic information.

For much of election night, it looked like Florida, the perennial toss-up state, was headed for a mandatory recount, as Obama and Mitt Romney’s vote tallies were less than one-half of 1 percent apart.

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Elections
4:01 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Florida's Proposed Constitutional Amendments: Who Lost and Who Won ?

Voters in Florida rejected most of the proposed constitutional amendments on their ballots Election Day. Critics have even partly blamed the historically long ballot for the long lines at polling places. Out of 11, only three gained 60-percent of the votes needed to pass.

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Elections
7:12 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Patrick Murphy Responds to Allen West's Call For Recount; Dems say 'West, Give It A Rest'

Patrick Murphy's Victory Party. It looks like the political newcomer will be the next Florida Congressman for House District 18. But, incumbent U-S Rep. Allen West is challenging that in court.
Patrick Murphy's Campaign

The Democratic newcomer who unseated Florida Congressman Allen West says the incumbent lawmaker’s call for a recount is unfounded. Patrick Murphy’s win against West is a major upset for Republicans. And, West is now refusing to concede defeat, citing disturbing irregularities” and ballots unaccounted for at a couple polls in Florida.

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Elections
5:19 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Winning Retention Not The Final Challenge For Fla. Justices

Floridians have overwhelmingly chosen to retain three state Supreme Court justices in Tuesday’s election. But a limited-government advocacy group is trying to block Sec. of State Ken Detzner from being allowed to certify the judges’ re-election.

The challenge, filed with the Florida Supreme Court late on Monday, comes from the Southeastern Legal Foundation. It’s the same group that tried to get Justices Pariente, Quince and Lewis thrown off the ballot in June.

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Elections
3:02 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Congressional Candidate Steve Southerland Claims Victory Over Al Lawson

Florida Congressman Steve Southerland (R-FL). He got re-elected to a second term Tuesday night over his Democratic Challenger Al Lawson.

Florida Congressman Steve Southerland has won a second term in office, beating out Democratic challenger Al Lawson.

By 10 Tuesday night, many already knew Lawson had already lost the race when he walked into his own Watch Party at the Mint Lounge in Downtown Tallahassee. But, a crowd of supporters cheered him on anyway, before he conceded.

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