Despite a dismal night for their party, Democratic newcomers Joe Geller and John Cortes defeated Republican opponents Tuesday to win seats in the Florida House.
As Broward County Elections prepares for another election in January, Wednesday the county took a step back to look at what happened in November.
A special team formed by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner to investigate the problems in last month’s election met Tuesday afternoon in Miami-Dade with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.
Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.
Another defeat for GOP Rep. Allen West in his bid to retain his District 18 seat. On Sunday, elections officials missed their noon deadline to report results of a two-day recount. This will apparently seal the unofficial results giving the win to Democrat Patrick Murphy.
In the hotly contested Florida District 18 congressional race, a partial recount Sunday in St. Lucie County gave incumbent Allen West a slight bump, but not enough to warrant a full recount or end threats of a lawsuit from his campaign.
We take a look at what went wrong with the election process in South Florida and what can be done to ensure a similar mess does not occur in the future. 7946325
Four days after the election, Florida has finally tallied up its votes. “It’s done. It’s finished,” voter Norma Cameron said. “Thank God.”
The counting of absentee ballots at Miami-Dade Elections headquarters has wrapped up. “I’m pleased to announce that Miami-Dade County is the first of the large counties to complete it’s tabulation process,” announced Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.
Broward County election department workers will tackle provisional ballots on Thursday as they move toward closing out the November General Election.