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AG steps down, Florida recount?, 'Challenged' ballot count
Congratulations, we all made it through Election Day! Several highly contested Florida races possibly headed toward a recount and Attorney General Jeff Session's resignation are Wednesday's top trending stories as seen on ClickOrlando.com and News 6.
Here's a recap of Election Day, what's next for Florida and more:
Ron DeSantis is Florida's next governor
After Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the Florida's governor race, Republican Ron DeSantis is the state's next top official. DeSantis won by less than 1 percent and that margin continues to shrink the day after the election. The governor-elect began his move to Tallahassee on Wednesday, announcing his transition team. See what DeSantis said after his win Tuesday.
U.S. Senate race recount?
Outgoing Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott had few words for News 6 a day after the election about a possible U.S. Senate race recount. Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson has called for a recount, after what looked like a narrow win by Scott. See just how close the race is at ClickOrlando.com/election.
Sessions steps down
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer. Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general. Continue to follow this developing story here.
Provisional or 'challenged' ballot counts begin
In the days after Election Day, county supervisor of elections offices across Florida are convening canvassing boards to count “challenged" or provisional ballots to make sure there is no uncertainty about the ballot. Election officials give voters provisional ballots for several reasons, including if a voter did not have proper identification at the time they voted or their name was not found on the voter rolls. Dive deeper here on how this could cause a recount.
Florida voters approve restoring felon voter rights, ban greyhound racing
Florida approved 11 amendments to the state constitution on Election Day by at least 60 percent, including a ban on greyhound racing and restoring voting rights to certain former felons. See a list of the amendments and what they mean for you here.
Osceola County deputy involved in second crash
The same Osceola County deputy involved in a fatal crash in October was in another crash Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Osceola County Deputy Gloria Boccio, 29, was driving a 2014 Ford SUV owned by the Sheriff's Office when, for an unknown reason, she failed to slow down to accommodate traffic, the report said. The crash Tuesday marked the second for Boccio in a little more than a month. Last month 34-year-old Robert Johnston, of Clermont, died as a result of the crash when Boccio said her brakes failed, according to audio recordings obtained by News 6.
'Breaking Bad' news
Throw a pizza on the roof of your house in excitement because Vince Gilligan is cooking up a "Breaking Bad" movie and it's already in production.
Variety confirmed show creator Gilligan already has a script for the movie, which will be based on AMC's critically acclaimed hit TV show. Here's what we know about the movie in the making.
ICON mission delayed -- again
NASA’s ICON spacecraft launch was delayed again early Wednesday morning. It marks the third time the NASA mission launching on the Pegasus XL rocket has been postponed. Read more about the area of the Earth’s atmosphere ICON will study when it eventually launches here.
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