Update: DeSantis says faith can mend political divide

U.S. 01/08/19, 10:54

The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Ron DeSantis as Florida's next governor (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is giving God credit for ending slavery, helping the civil rights movement and winning the Cold War against communism. He also said ...

Florida’s next governor says he plans to take swift action

U.S. 01/07/19, 17:41

When Ron DeSantis becomes Florida's next governor, he will continue a two-decade tradition of Republican control that has emphasized tax cuts, the growth of school voucher programs, and a deep skepticism about expanding the state's health care safety net. But DeSantis, ...

Incoming Florida gov wants pardon review for Groveland Four

U.S. 12/20/18, 19:09

Florida's incoming governor wants to consider a pardon for four young African-American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis said in a statement Thursday he would make the cases of ...

FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner

U.S. 12/12/18, 13:51

An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party.The indictment charges Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox with bribery, extortion, ...

Andrew Gillum to address Democratic donors amid 2020 buzz

U.S. 12/11/18, 11:38

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum is set to address top Democratic Party donors gathered in Washington amid speculation he's considering a 2020 presidential bid.The Tallahassee mayor is fresh off a close loss in the Florida governor's race. Party officials confirm Gillum ...

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 ...

Update: Counties hit deadline for reporting vote count

U.S. 11/18/18, 12:15

NoonFlorida counties have hit the deadline for submitting official results in this year's contentious midterm elections.Counties had until noon on Sunday to finish up recounts and turn final totals in closely watched races for U.S. Senate and governor.Carts of ballots ...

1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up race

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

Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic challenge of the GOP's two-decade lock on the governor's office, has ended his hard-fought campaign.Mayor Andrew Gillum addresses supporters and urges that they keep politically engaged ...

As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:54

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. Gillum, in a video that he posted on Facebook, congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis but ...

Update: Democrat Gillum ends campaign for governor

U.S. 11/17/18, 17:40

The Latest on Florida recount (all times local):5:15 p.m.Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis.Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated ...

Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

U.S. 11/15/18, 03:02

Florida's bumpy recount election reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America's top political battlegrounds.Employees at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections ...

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 ...

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. ...

Florida and Georgia could see recounts in 3 key elections

U.S. 11/10/18, 01:05

Three high-profile races in the South still don't have clear victors, days after Tuesday's midterm elections. Governor's races in Georgia and Florida and a U.S. Senate race in Florida are all near or below the thresholds to trigger recounts.FLORIDA GOVERNORDespite ...

Gillum now says recount possible in Florida’s governor race

U.S. 11/08/18, 13:56

Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign now says it's prepared for a possible recount in the Florida governor race that he conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night.In a statement Thursday, Gillum's campaign says it underestimated the ballots that still needed ...

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