Update: Officials certify contentious Florida elections

U.S. 11/20/18, 09:07

The Latest on Florida's certification of election results (all times local):9:05 a.m.Florida's election is officially in the books two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing.The Elections Canvassing Commission met Tuesday morning to certify the results ...

With recounts over, Florida to certify 2018 election results

U.S. 11/20/18, 00:06

Two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing, Florida's election will officially be in the books.The Elections Canvassing Commission will meet Tuesday morning to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election, which was thrown into ...

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

U.S. 11/19/18, 00:10

This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking ...

Final results show GOP Gov. Scott leads in US Senate race

U.S. 11/18/18, 13:53

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott appears to have ended the lengthy political career of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson after final official results posted on Sunday showed Scott ahead of the three-term incumbent by more than 10,000 votes. Florida counties had until ...

Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

U.S. 11/16/18, 14:44

Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both ...

Update: Judge rejects challenge to rules of hand recount

U.S. 11/16/18, 07:58

The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local): 7:55 a.m. A Florida judge is rejecting a challenge to the rules that will be used in a hand recount in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race. Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan ...

Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: ‘I had a job to do’

U.S. 11/15/18, 01:33

Retired Judge Robert Rosenberg was front and center 18 years ago in Florida's infamous recount in the presidential contest between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore.Rosenberg, perhaps best remembered for eyeing ballots through a large looking glass, said ...

Update: White House again weighs in on Florida recount

U.S. 11/13/18, 11:05

The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 11 a.m. The White House is again weighing in on the Florida Senate recount. White House spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp said Tuesday the president "obviously has his opinion" on ...

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

U.S. 11/13/18, 03:02

Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered.Bay County revealed Monday that it had allowed some hurricane-displaced voters to cast their ballots by email — a violation of state law.An election ...

Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

U.S. 11/12/18, 01:41

Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and U.S. Senate, recalling the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.Protestor Jeremy Gallagher, 34, of Fort Lauderdale, holds his sign as many ...

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

U.S. 11/11/18, 01:04

Elections workers are beginning to recount ballots in Florida's U.S. Senate and governor races under a state-ordered review of the two nationally watched races.Susan Bucher, right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, left, look at provisional ...

Update: Deadline passes for Florida election results

U.S. 11/10/18, 13:42

The Latest on the potential recounts in Florida's U.S. Senate and governor elections (all times local):12:40 p.m.Susan Bucher, right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, left, look at provisional ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. ...

Not another Florida recount! This one should be smoother

U.S. 11/08/18, 01:08

If the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Florida Gov. Rick Scott requires a recount, there is little worry about it being a repeat of the 2000 presidential debacle.This time there won't be any hanging chads and ...

Trump wall stops Florida’s blue wave

U.S. 11/07/18, 20:10

Florida Democrats tried something new and got the same result, losing the sixth straight governor's race, possibly losing all three statewide offices on Tuesday's ballot and winding up with a Senate race that's too close to call. In short, the Democrats' ...

Midterm races nationwide that are still too close to call

U.S. 11/07/18, 18:02

Senate races in Florida and Arizona were too close to call Wednesday, raising the possibility of President Donald Trump gaining a more comfortable Senate majority. Meanwhile, the outcome in the high-profile race for governor in Georgia and several campaigns for Congress ...

DeSantis wins Florida governor race, Scott claims Senate

U.S. 11/07/18, 03:01

Republicans appeared set to sweep Florida's top offices early Wednesday as Ron DeSantis won the governor race, Gov. Rick Scott claimed victory over incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and the party won two of three cabinet races and led in ...

Incumbent, governor battle in bruising Florida Senate race

U.S. 11/06/18, 02:11

After a bruising and bitter U.S. Senate campaign that saw both sides unleash a torrent of negative TV ads, Florida voters are choosing whether to keep three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson or replace him with Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The choice ...

Update: Jimmy Buffett takes musical digs at Republicans

U.S. 11/03/18, 17:16

The Latest on the final weekend campaign rallies in Florida (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Famed Florida singer Jimmy Buffett took some musical shots at President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott as he campaigned for the state's Democratic candidates. Performing Saturday at ...

In Florida, a bitter and personal clash for US Senate

U.S. 11/03/18, 10:23

After a bitter and expensive race, Florida voters will decide whether Democrats hold on to a seat seen as crucial to their hopes of recapturing control of the U.S. Senate.FILE- This Sept. 18, 2018 file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick ...

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