Elections

Elections
2:25 am
Wed November 7, 2012

After Year Of Election Law Fights, Florida Irrelevant To Obama Win

It had looked like Florida was headed for a recount for most of election night because of the razor-thin margin between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. And Florida was the last state to declare a winner. But it turned out not to matter to the overall outcome.

Long lines in Miami-Dade County had voters waiting to cast ballots hours after President Obama was declared the winner of the national election.

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Elections
2:12 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Florida Voters Rejected Most Constitutional Amendments

Voters in Florida rejected most of the constitutional amendments on their ballots Tuesday. The historically long ballot was part of the blame for the long lines at polling places. However, eight of the 11 proposals didn’t meet the 60 percent votes needed to pass.

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Elections
1:09 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hobbs To Be Next Circuit Two Judge

Barbra Hobbs trounced opponent Josephina Tamayo to win the seat for  judge for circuit two. Some politics came into play in the race for what’s generally not seen as a political seat.

After a close primary race between Barbara Hobbs and incumbent Josephina Tamayo, the candidates stepped up their campaigning. And Tamayo got a little outside help in the form of an endorsement from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Tamayo called the endorsement support from a friend.

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Elections
12:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Lindley Takes Commission Seat From Incumbent Akinyemi

Leon County Commission Chairman Akin Akinyemi has lost to opponent Mary Ann Lindley. After a highly contentious race, Lindley squeaked out a narrow win.

Lindley forced Akinyemi into a run-off in the August primary. The former Tallahassee Democrat reporter won by a 3 percent margin Tuesday night. Lindley said she won by appealing to Leon County voters of all walks of life.

“You know I felt, ive been able to bring a lot of people together in the way that a lot of folks just wish so much that people would do in congress. And I think my candidacy has done that,” Lindley said.

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Elections
12:04 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Local Superintendent Races Yield Turnover; Jefferson's Brumfeld Defeated

Jefferson Co. School Superintendent Bill Brumfeld loses re-election.

Florida’s School Superintendents have had a rough election cycle this year with several incumbents losing their primaries. Lynn Hatter reports a similar trend unfolded in Florida’s capital region where there was a 50 percent turnover between four districts.

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