President Trump continues claiming voter fraud with no evidence
From voting machines to poll workers, President Donald Trump is claiming all types of voter fraud, but the president’s claims aren’t credible, according to election experts. [TRENDING: Eta floods Florida | Romaine calm: Florida man arrested after lettuce tirade | DeSantis accused of wanting herd immunity]In the fight for the White House, Trump is still fanning the flames of alleged voter fraud -- with no evidence, according to Clark. “We still cannot come up with a single case where someone could prove voter fraud." Twitter flagged the tweet, posting “this claim about election fraud is disputed.”It’s been disputed by both states. “While in earlier elections poll watchers were able to just stand over the shoulder of the workers,” Clark said.
Grief, anger, disbelief: President Trump voters face Joe Biden’s victory
Still, any fragment of possibility is enough for some Trump supporters to reject reality, feel aggrieved and rebuff Biden's calls for unity. Several Trump supporters interviewed by The Associated Press in recent days were rankled by widespread celebrations of Biden's win in liberal cities. They saw hypocrisy in the public, outdoor gatherings after Democrats condemned Trump supporters for attending big rallies — some were held indoors — during the coronavirus pandemic. Piotrowski, like many Trump supporters, wants to see Trump’s legal challenges continue. Unlike many Trump supporters, Michelle Sassouni wasn't shocked by the outcome of the election or the aftermath.
Trust Index: Do lawsuits allege widespread voter fraud?
ORLANDO, Fla. – President Donald Trump, his lawyers and some of his allies have repeatedly claimed widespread voter fraud illegally tilted last week’s election in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. “I don’t know how he votes because his vote is secret,” said Giuliani, who had not filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud by late Monday. “It doesn’t mean there is anything illegal about this.”Should Trump’s lawyers eventually present proof of voter fraud, Clark believes judges will be reluctant to intervene. “(Trump) would have to find 120,000 votes of fraud, or a mistake, or whatever in four or five states,” Clark said. But when it comes to accusations of widespread voter fraud, News 6 gives the claim “Be Careful” on the Trust Index since, at the time of this publication, no attorney has formally made such claims in a lawsuit.
Trust Index: Are ‘illegal’ votes being counted?
Election officials in states across the country are releasing vote totals for the presidential election, some question the ballots being counted after Election Day. I easily WIN the Presidency of the United States with LEGAL VOTES CAST. “I easily win the Presidency of the United States with legal votes cast,” President Trump posted on Twitter. Votes cast after the deadline in state law are not legally cast votes. — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 6, 2020“Votes cast after the deadline in state law are not legally cast votes,” Rubio said.
Here’s where to recycle your election signs in Orlando, Winter Park
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Once the votes are tallied and the races have been called, yard signs touting candidates will undoubtedly be plucked from the ground but they don’t need to be tossed in the trash. The city of Orlando and the city of Winter Park’s Sustainability Program are bother partnering with the League of Women Voters of Orange County’s Natural Resources Committee to offer residents an alternative way to dispose of their election signs so they can be recycled and not end up in a landfill. 100% of the Enviro Fuelcubes currently being manufactured by NuCycle are used by a large cement manufacturer to generate electricity, replacing coal as a cleaner energy source,” city officials said in a news release. Kay Hudson, the Natural Resources Committee Chair for The League of Women Voters of Orange County, said she’s made it her mission to collect as many signs as possible so they can be recycled. She added Wednesday was a busy day with many residents dropping off their signs, but she’s still hoping to get the word out as soon as possible before people start to dispose of them.
Trust Index: Do Sharpie pens invalidate ballots?
Here’s a look at the facts:CLAIM: Votes were eliminated in Arizona because people were made to use Sharpie pens to mark their ballots. Arizona election officials confirmed that Sharpies were used in voting, but they said that would not invalidate a ballot. She is seeking a court order that all Maricopa County voters whose ballots were rejected as a result of using a Sharpie be given a chance to fix their ballots. Aguilera also is asking for such voters to be able to be present while election officials count their ballots. After a review of suggestions that Sharpie pens invalidate ballots, it’s been determined that the claims are not true.
What to expect as Florida’s minimum wage increases to $15 per hour
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s minimum wage is about to go up, after voters approved Amendment 2, which outlines a plan for the state’s minimum wage to reach $15 per hour by 2026. Here’s what the minimum wage increase would look like each year, according to Ballotpedia. $10 on Sept. 30, 2021$11 on Sept. 30, 2022$12 on Sept. 30, 2023$13 on Sept. 30, 2024$14 on Sept. 30, 2025$15 on Sept. 30, 2026Beginning on Sept. 30, 2027, the state’s plan would be to have an annual adjustment to the state minimum wage based on increases to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. The five-year study began at the request of the city of Seattle after it voted to raise minimum wage in 2014. Florida Amendment 5 was approved and provided for a $6.15 per hour minimum wage set to increase each year based on changes in the CPI-W or inflation.
UPDATES: Biden wins Michigan as Trump sues; presidency remains in flux
ORLANDO, Fla. – President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are in a tight battle for the White House. Nevada, which has six electoral votes, is among the states Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that hasn’t yet been called. President Donald Trump, however, has prematurely declared that he has carried the states. 3:06 a.m.Democrat Joe Biden has won at least three of Maine’s four electoral votes in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. In the race to 270 electoral votes, Biden has 236, while Trump has 213.
Presidential race still too close to call in some battleground states. Here’s where they stand
See All Battleground Race ResultsIt was unclear when or how quickly a winner could be determined. A late burst of votes in Michigan and Wisconsin gave Biden a small lead in those states, but it was still too early to call the race. But the margins were exceedingly tight, with the candidates trading wins in battleground states across the country. Trump picked up Florida, the largest of the swing states, while Biden flipped Arizona, a state that has reliably voted Republican in recent elections. Both campaigns had teams of lawyers at the ready to move into battleground states if there were legal challenges.
These 9 snap shots give a different view of Election Day across the nation
On Election Day, polls, “I voted” stickers and maybe long lines may come to mind. Take a look at these snapshots from Election Day and see how it compared to yours. Ahmed Morsi brought his 1-month-old along to cast his vote on Election Day. It was all smiles on Election Day as the pair made their way to the ballot box -- and we’re talking about the horses. Dressed as a Continental soldier, Woods said the 2020 election is a historic one -- and Michigan is a key player.
RESULTS 2020 Roundtable: Join News 6, experts for Election Day Zoom call
The public was invited to join our Results 2020 Roundtable on Zoom and ask the experts questions -- but there were some ground rules. Charlton CopelandCharlton Copeland is a professor at the University of Miami Law School where he teaches constitutional law, administrative law and civil procedure. Copeland is a professor at the University of Miami Law School where he teaches constitutional law, administrative law and civil procedure. Fergus BellFergus Bell, co-founder of Fathm will discuss misinformation and the uptick of it during a presidential election during the Results 2020 Roundtable. He has worked on countering election misinformation in the UK, Mexico, India, Indonesia and also during the last presidential election in 2016.
Race to the White House: See all the possible ways Trump, Biden can still win US presidential election
Polls closed Tuesday night and yet on Wednesday, hours later, neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden had the 270 electoral votes needed to secure a win in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Election Day is over, so what’s the holdup? Vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day, and states largely set the rules for when the count has to end. This embed is meant to serve only as a preview of what outcomes America could in the U.S. presidential election. As much as it pains me to write this, it’s possible this presidential election could end in a 269-269 Electoral College tie.
Gov DeSantis: Other states should learn from Florida’s success in 2020 election
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – “Perhaps 2020 was the year that we finally vanquished the ghosts of Bush vs. Gore,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said while addressing the Sunshine State Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump declared victory in Florida in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. “People are actually looking at Florida and asking the question, ‘Why can’t the states be more like Florida? I also think the fact that he has really helped us with a lot of Florida issues, I think, helped him,” DeSantis said. I don’t think that was done without some type of motive -- whether it’s ratings, whether it’s something else,” DeSantis said.
Donald Trump wins Florida in US presidential election
In fact, Clark told News 6 anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly” that Florida could decide the presidential election. After President Barack Obama won Florida in 2008 and 2012, President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 1.2% in 2016. While he lost Seminole County, Trump did especially well in Miami-Dade County this year. In the 2016 general election, Trump received 333,999 votes and Hillary Clinton received 624,146 votes. Use the interactive map below to find out how each Florida county voted in the 2020 presidential election.
Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states. Here’s where they stand
”There will be no red states and blue states when we win. Trump’s campaign requested a recount, though statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes. After the victories in Wisconsin and Michigan, he was just six Electoral College votes away from the presidency. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said the president would formally request a Wisconsin recount, citing “irregularities" in several counties. The Trump campaign on Wednesday pushed Republican donors to dig deeper into their pockets to help finance legal challenges.
Race for US president: There’s no winner yet and we don’t know when we’ll find out
And the closer the margin in a state is, the more votes are needed for The Associated Press to declare a winner. There are also roughly 20 states that allow ballots received after Election Day to be counted if they were postmarked by the day of the election. Some states, including Florida, began counting absentee ballots days before Election Day — and had definitive results within hours of the polls closing. And they will prevail.”Vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day, and states largely set the rules for when the count has to end. ___Eds: Story has been updated to correct that 2000 Supreme Court decision came more than a month after Election Day, not more than two months
UPDATES: Trump wins Florida; Floridians approve minimum wage increase
LIVE LOOK | Long line forms at Volusia County voting location LIVE LOOK | Long line forms for voting at McInnis Elementary in Volusia County. In Marion County, voters are also set to surpass 2016 total turnout with 72% by 3 p.m. In fact, President Trump made several campaign stops here within the last couple of weeks. pic.twitter.com/qb22CE2U4e — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 3, 202010:08 a.m.More people have voted in Orange County, Florida, this year than in 2016. Florida residents will also get to vote on six state constitutional amendments, including an increase on minimum wage.
Latino voters turned out in record numbers for presidential election
The president of the Hispanic Federation, Frankie Miranda, said Latino voter turnout shattered the numbers from the 2016 general election with just the early voting numbers alone. Miranda said he flew down from the nonprofit organization’s headquarters in New York to visit their office in Central Florida. Miranda said in looking at the numbers prior to Election Day, from early voting alone this election, 1.4 million Latinos have voted. He said when you compare that number to the 1.2 million Latinos total that voted in the 2016 general election, you can see the enthusiasm among Latino voters. He said many of the Latino early voters, about 400,000, were first-time voters.
Democrat Marco Lopez wins Osceola County sheriff race
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Democrat Marco Lopez has been declared the winner of the Osceola County sheriff race. He was first elected Osceola County sheriff in November 2016 and took office in 2017. Marco Lopez is very familiar with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office after spending more than 16 years with the agency, according to his campaign website. In 2005, he joined the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff. Now retired and living on a small farmstead in west Osceola County, Fernández has seven children through a blended family with his wife, Carmen.
Mary Jane Arrington wins Osceola County’s supervisor of elections race
Democrat Mary Jane Arrington has been declared the winner of the Osceola County supervisor of elections race. One election happening in Osceola County is for the county’s supervisor of elections. The supervisor of elections is the official designated by Florida law and the county charter to administer elections and voter registration for Osceola County. She began her role in government in 1994 when she was the first women to be elected to serve on the Osceola County Commission. Arrington was one on the founding supervisors of the TOHO Water Authority, where she served from 2001 to 2008.
Amendment 3 fails: Floridians vote against open primaries for state offices
Florida’s proposed Amendment 3, which aims to establish an open primary system for state offices, has failed. Amendment 3 aims to establish an open primary system for state offices, including the governor, legislators and cabinet members. If Amendment 3 is approved, Florida would join 21 other states that conduct open primaries for congressional and state offices. All Voters Vote, a political committee is leading the campaign for the amendment. Our position is to support an Open Primary system that would allow for the broadest possible voter participation.
General Election Results for Central Florida School Board Races on Nov. 3, 2020
Marion CountySchool Board District 1 SeatCandidates for the District 1 are now vying for the role in a runoff election. School Board District 5 SeatMichael “Mike” ScottScott is an Air Force veteran who was born and raised in Orlando. Osceola CountySchool Board District 2 SeatOsceola County voters will get to make the final call in a run-off race for school board. Julius MelendezMelendez is hoping to return to the Osceola County School Board after furthering his education in computer programming. Volusia CountySchool Board District 2 SeatPeople will once again select who they believe is fit to fill the District 2 school board seat.
Republican Neal Dunn re-elected in US House District 2 race
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Neal Dunn has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 2 race. Incumbent Neal Dunn currently holds the seat for U.S. House District 2 and was facing write-in candidate Kim O’Connor on the November ballot. [2020 VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of the presidential election]Here’s what you need to know about the candidates:Neal Dunn (R)Congressman Dunn first assumed office in 2017. At the beginning of the 116th Congress, Dunn was appointed to serve on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She first graduated from the University of South Florida with a philosophy degree then got her law degree at the University of Florida.
Amendment 2 passes: Floridians vote to raise minimum wage to $15/hour
Amendment 2 outlines the state’s $15 minimum wage initiative, which plans to increase the minimum pay-per-hour rate incrementally through 2026. Here’s what the minimum wage increase would look like each year, according to Ballotpedia. Each September 30th thereafter, minimum wage shall increase by $1.00 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30th, 2026. A vote no rejects the initiative to increase the state’s minimum wage and thereby agrees to keep the current minimum wage of $8.46 per hour. [THE WEEKLY: Orlando attorney Matt Morgan pushes for raising minimum wage in 2020]Proponents of the initiative say Florida’s current minimum wage isn’t livable nor does it align with the cost of living in the state.
Florida General Election Results for State House of Representatives on Nov. 3, 2020
[LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3]As of early October, Republicans had a 71-46 control of the state House of Representatives, with three vacancies in the lower house of the state legislature, according to Ballotpedia.org, but all 120 Florida House seats are up for grabs in the upcoming election. Among some of the most-watched House races in Central Florida are Districts 28 and 29. As of 11 p.m. on Tuesday, the Associated Press had not declared a winner in the District 29 race. Below is a list of candidates in the running to represent Central Florida districts in the Florida House. Here’s who’s running in your district:State House District 22 -- MarionState House District 23 -- MarionState House District 24 -- FlaglerState House District 25 -- VolusiaState House District 26 -- VolusiaState House District 27 -- VolusiaState House District 28 -- SeminoleState House District 29 -- SeminoleState House District 30 -- SeminoleState House District 31 -- Lake, OrangeState House District 32 -- LakeState House District 33 -- Lake, SumterState House District 39 -- Osceola, PolkState House District 40 -- PolkState House District 41 -- PolkState House District 42 -- Osceola, PolkState House District 44 -- OrangeState House District 47 -- OrangeState House District 48 -- OrangeState House District 49 -- OrangeState House District 50 -- Brevard, OrangeState House District 51 -- BrevardState House District 52 -- BrevardState House District 53 -- BrevardRandy Fine (R), incumbentPhil Moore (D)Thomas Patrick Unger (WRI), no official campaign page could be foundState House District 56 -- PolkFind more election results and news on the Results 2020 page.
Monique Worrell to replace Aramis Ayala as Orange-Osceola state attorney
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Democrat Monique Worrell has been declared the winner of the Orange-Osceola state attorney race. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, she had 66% of the vote with 342 out of 348 precincts reporting. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]RACE DETAILS BELOWAfter a heavily contested primary, voters had the choice of two candidates to replace Aramis Ayala as the state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. He’s been endorsed by former Orange County sheriffs Kevin Beary and Lawson Lamar. Monique Worrell (D)Monique Worrell has earned endorsements from Ayala, Sen. Bernie Sanders and singer John Legend.
President Trump’s support in South Florida may surprise you
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – President Donald Trump is leading Democratic opponent Joe Biden in Florida in the race for the top office in the United States, and Trump’s support in South Florida is a big reason why. The latest numbers show Trump with 529,202 votes and presidential candidate Joe Biden with 612,756 votes. In the 2016 general election, Trump received 333,999 votes and Hillary Clinton received 624,146 votes. Trump’s vote total in Miami-Dade County is one of the main reasons he is projected to win Florida in this year’s general election. President Trump received more votes in Seminole County and Pinellas County than Clinton did in 2016.
Florida General Election Results for State Senate on Nov. 3, 2020
Find All Race Results HereTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida voters will not only be casting a vote to decide who will be the nation’s next president, they’ll also be asked to elect state legislators who will represent them in the Florida House and Senate. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3]Currently, 40 senators -- 23 Republicans and 17 Democrats -- serve the people of Florida, according to FLSenate.gov. [MORE: Senate District 9 race pivotal for balance of Florida Legislature]Not sure which district is yours? Below is a list of candidates in the running to represent Central Florida districts in the Florida Senate. Here’s who’s running in your district:State Senate District 5 -- MarionState Senate District 7 -- FlaglerState Senate District 9 -- Seminole, VolusiaJason Brodeur (R)Patricia Sigman (D)Jestine Iannotti (NPA), no official campaign page could be foundState Senate District 11 -- OrangeState Senate District 13 -- OrangeState Senate District 15 -- Orange, OsceolaState Senate District 17 -- Brevard, Indian RiverState Senate District 20 -- PolkFind more election results and news on the Results 2020 page.
General Election Results for US Presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Nov. 3, 2020
Find All Race Results HereThe highest office in the United States is on the ballot this Election Day. Voters on Nov. 3 will choose who should be the president of the United States, deciding whether Republican Donald Trump should keep the office or Democrat Joe Biden should take over. While it may not determine the presidency, below is the nationwide presidential popular vote:U.S. President National View All CandidatesBelow is a breakdown of how each state is voting according to the latest election data. The infogram below will update as more race data becomes available. Check all the races in Central Florida and statewide in the dropdown menu below, and get more information on the ClickOrlando.com Results 2020 page.
Georgia Republican who supports QAnon wins US House seat
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)A Republican congressional candidate who expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories has won a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s candidacy was bolstered by President Donald Trump. He called her a “future Republican Star.”Greene was heavily favored in the conservative district even before Democratic challenger Kevin Van Ausdal suddenly dropped out in September. Greene has claimed in online videos that Black and Hispanic men are being held back by “gangs and dealing drugs.” She has also alleged an “Islamic invasion” of government offices and accused Jewish billionaire George Soros of collaborating with Nazis.
Amendment 1 passes: Floridians decide to change right to vote citizenship language
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s proposed Amendment 1, which would change the verbiage that describes who has the right to vote in the state of Florida, has passed. She says the language can be tricky but the change Amendment 1 would make is actually pretty simple. So would this amendment change who is allowed to vote in Florida? A “yes” vote supports amending the Florida Constitution to state that “only a citizen” of the U.S. who is 18 years old or older can vote in Florida. A 60 percent supermajority vote was required for the approval of Amendment 1, which is sponsored by the political committee Florida Citizen Voters.
Residents vote to extend Marion County’s 1% sales tax
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County residents have voted to extend a 1% public safety and transportation infrastructure sales tax referendum. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]RACE DETAILS BELOWMarion County voters will decide on the November ballot if they want a four-year extension of a 1% public safety and transportation infrastructure sales tax referendum. County officials said $167 million was generated to fund various projects from 2017-2020 from the sales tax. If approved, county officials said $196 million will be generated in revenue. Marion County officials also expect to build new facilities for safety departments and to add more safety vehicles.
Amendment 6 passes: Floridians approve transfer of veteran benefits to surviving spouses
Florida’s proposed Amendment 6, which aims to ensure beneficiaries of veterans with combat-related disabilities continue to receive Homestead tax benefits after the death of the veteran, has passed. Amendment 6 ensures the beneficiaries of veterans with combat-related disabilities would continue to receive Homestead tax benefits after the death of the veteran. The discount may be transferred to a new homestead property of the surviving spouse under certain conditions. A “yes” vote supports allowing a Homestead property tax discount to be transferred to the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran. A “no” vote opposes allowing a Homestead property tax discount to be transferred to the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran.
Republican Scott Franklin wins US House District 15 race
Republican Scott Franklin has won Florida Rep. Ross Spano’s seat in the U.S. House. Franklin defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Tuesday’s election, ensuring that Spano’s seat stays in Republican hands. The Lakeland commissioner has operated a small business in the city for 20 years. He said he never voted for a tax increase while serving as a Lakeland commissioner. Alan Cohn (D)Cohn is a Peabody Award-winning television investigative journalist and is making another run for the District 15 seat.
Flagler County voters re-elect Sheriff Rick Staly
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Rick Staly has been declared the winner of the Flagler County sheriff race. The sheriff leads more than 300 Flagler County Sheriff’s Office employees who serve a community of more than 95,000. He then served 23 years in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office before being promoted to undersheriff. Staly began leading the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 2017. Although he is running as a Democrat, on his Facebook page, he reminds people living in Flagler County that’s he’s a candidate for all.
Republican Michael Waltz re-elected in US House District 6 race
Republican incumbent Michael Waltz has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 6 race. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]U.S. House District 6 View All CandidatesRACE DETAILS BELOWFlorida’s 6th Congressional District represents portions of Flagler, Volusia and Lake counties. Incumbent Michael Waltz currently holds the seat for U.S. House District 6 and had to beat out a few others in November to keep his spot for another term. According to his campaign website, Waltz attended the Virginia Military Institute and then served 21 years in the U.S. Army. Clint Curtis (D)Curtis is an attorney who practices government corruption law, veterans law and social security disability law.
Brevard County voters re-elect Republican Sheriff Wayne Ivey
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Wayne Ivey has been declared the winner of the Brevard County sheriff race. The race marks the first time in eight years that Brevard County residents cast their votes for sheriff. Sheriff Wayne Ivey, who was first elected in 2012, faced Democratic challenger Alton Edmond this year after Ivey ran unopposed in 2016. The winner’s responsibilities will include leading the men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, which, according to the agency’s Twitter, provides law enforcement services to more than 510,000 residents on Florida’s East Coast, and managing the agency’s multi-million dollar budget. Here’s how to track your ballot]Here’s what you need to know about the candidates:Wayne Ivey (R)Republican incumbent Wayne Ivey has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience in Florida, according to his campaign site.
Rep. Daniel Webster re-elected in US House District 11 race
Republican incumbent Daniel Webster has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 11 race. The Associated Press called the race for Webster, who was leading Dana Marie Cottrell 67-33%. He faces Democrat Dana Marie Cottrell on the ballot. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates:Daniel Webster (R)Congressman Webster was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 27, 1949. He previously represented Florida’s 8th Congressional District from 2011 to 2012, and Florida’s 10th Congressional District from 2013 to 2016.
Republican Kat Cammack wins US House District 3 race
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Kat Cammack has won Florida’s U.S. House seat held by her former boss, retiring Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho. Cammack owns a political consulting firm and previously served as Yoho’s deputy chief of staff and campaign manager. Yoho is leaving Congress after four terms to fulfill a campaign promise to self-impose term limits. Cammack won the August primary with 25% of the vote in a 10-way race. Cammack was the deputy chief of staff and campaign manager for Yoho from 2012-2020.
US House District 10 voters re-elect Rep. Val Demings
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Democratic incumbent Val Demings has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 10 race. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]U.S. House District 10 View All CandidatesRACE DETAILS BELOWThree candidates were in the running to represent Florida’s 10th Congressional District, which includes west Orange County. Here’s how to track your ballot]Prior to incumbent Rep. Val Demings winning the 2016 election, the House seat had been held by Republicans. Val Demings (D)Congresswoman Demings, born in Jacksonville, is the youngest of seven children. She especially wants voters to know she’s not a politician.
Republican David Johnson wins Seminole County property appraiser race
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Republican David Johnson has been declared the winner of the Seminole County property appraiser race. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]This Seminole County office has been running since 1913, and Johnson, the current property appraiser, was first elected in 2004. RACE DETAILS BELOWBefore we go over the candidates, it’s important to know exactly what a property appraiser does. [2020 VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of the presidential election]According to the Seminole County Property Appraiser website, their duties include identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property within the county for tax purposes. Jeff Triplett (NPA)Triplett has been the mayor of Sanford since 2011, and now he’s stepping down to run for county property appraiser.
J.R. Kroll to replace Joel Greenberg as Seminole County tax collector
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Jeff ‘J.R.’ Kroll has been declared the winner of the Seminole County tax collector race with more than 54% of voters choosing Kroll over the Democratic candidate. With 79 out of 90 Seminole County precincts reporting on Election Night, Kroll had earned 54% of the county’s votes and Lynn “Moira” Dictor had 46%. The Seminole County tax collector is responsible for overseeing the office that issues driver’s licenses, decides how tax dollars will be invested back into the community and provides concealed weapons permits. Read more about Kroll’s opponent, Lynn “Moira” Dictor, below:Some Central Florida voters may know Lynn Dictor best as Moira from “The Philips Phile” on Real Radio 104.1. Dictor would like to pivot from her role as radio personality to Seminole County tax collector in order to bring more transparency to the office.
Chris Anderson wins Seminole County’s supervisor of elections race
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Chris Anderson has been declared the winner of the Seminole County supervisor of elections race. Currently, Republican Chris Anderson holds the position after replacing former Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel. Seminole County’s supervisor of elections, according to the county’s SOE website, is responsible for overseeing all election activities for the county, including managing all municipal, county, state and national elections in Seminole County, preventing voting fraud activities and facilitating qualifying of county-wide candidates for office. According to the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office website, Seminole County currently has 335,183 registered voters. Ron DeSantis as Seminole County’s supervisor of elections in January of last year.
Democrat Stephanie Murphy re-elected in US House District 7 race
Democratic incumbent Stephanie Murphy has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 7 race. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]RACE DETAILS BELOWFlorida’s 7th Congressional District includes portions of Orange and Seminole counties. Incumbent Stephanie Murphy currently holds the seat for U.S. House District 7 and defeated two challengers who were seeking to replace her in the November election. Stephanie Murphy (D)Congresswoman Murphy first assumed office in 2017. William R. Garlington (NPA)According to his campaign website, Garlington is a businessman, entrepreneur, author, public speaker and educator.
Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma wins re-election
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Republican Dennis Lemma has been declared the winner of the Seminole County sheriff race with more than 58% of voters opting to re-elect Lemma. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]RACE DETAILS BELOWThe voters of Seminole County have decided who will be their top cop going forward and decided to continue with Sheriff Dennis Lemma. The Republican candidate, Dennis Lemma, has served as Seminole County sheriff since 2017 while Democrat Paul “Spike” Hopkins unsuccessfully ran for the role in Orange County in 2016. Lemma will continue deciding how crime is enforced in Seminole County for the next four years and manage the sheriff’s office’s multi-million dollar budget. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates:Dennis Lemma (R)Before he was re-elected, Dennis Lemma was a decades-long Seminole County resident who has served as sheriff since he was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2017.
Amy Mercado wins Orange County property appraiser race
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Democrat Amy Mercado has been declared the winner of the Orange County property appraiser race. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns]Orange County Property Appraiser View All CandidatesRACE DETAILS BELOWAmy Mercado was the only name on the November ballot for the Orange County property appraiser race, though she does face one write-in candidate. The county property appraiser is responsible for identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property within the county for tax purposes. She said she wants to improve the relationships and communication with property owners, the real estate community and the property appraiser’s office. Tim Loucks (WRI)Loucks is running as a write-in candidate in the race to become Orange County’s next property appraiser.
Orange County voters re-elect Sheriff John Mina
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Democrat John Mina has been declared the winner of the Orange County sheriff race. Made up of more than 2,500 employees, including 1,600 sworn officers, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Central Florida. Here’s what you need to know about each candidate:John Mina (D)Mina became the 29th elected sheriff of Orange County in November 2018, when he won a special election to replace former Sheriff Jerry Demings after Demings was elected Orange County Mayor. You can read read more about Mina’s career as Orange County sheriff and the issues that matter most to him here. Winston Johnson (WRI)Winston Johnson, a write-in candidate on the November ballot, is running to become the next sheriff of Orange County.
US House District 9 voters re-elect Darren Soto
Democratic incumbent Darren Soto has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 9 race. Nearly 689,000 people live in District 9, according to the last U.S. Census. Darren Soto (D)Congressman Soto was first elected in 2016 to represent Florida’s 9th Congressional District. He was first elected to the Florida House at the age of 29 and served for five and a half years. Clay Hill (WRI)Hill is a write-in candidate in the U.S. House District 9 race.
US House District 8 voters re-elect Republican Bill Posey
Republican Bill Posey has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 8 race. Incumbent Bill Posey currently holds the seat and beat Jim Kennedy in the November election to secure another term. Posey graduated from Brevard Community College and worked at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center until the end of the Apollo program. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House, Posey served on the Rockledge City Council and then in both the Florida House and Senate. Jim Kennedy (D)According to his campaign website, Kennedy is an engineer and scientist at the Kennedy Space Center.
Here’s why an Orange County precinct reported 102% voter turnout
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County precinct is reporting a voter turnout higher than 100 percent. As of 4:50 p.m. Tuesday precinct 538 had a voter turnout of 102 percent. Officials with the Orange County Elections Office said by the voter registration deadline on Oct. 6 there were 754 voters in the precinct. As of 5:26 p.m. Orange County as a whole was reporting a 73.14% voter turnout, the total in 2016 was 72.58%. [RELATED: RESULTS 2020: ‘Your Vote, Your View’ lets you see Election Day the way you want]