More than 725,000 registered voters in Broward cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election, marking a 64 percent turnout.
Twelve years after Florida’s presidential election debacle which made the term “hanging chad” a common household term, some argue that we haven’t come very far.
While the presidency has already been decided, the state of Florida still hasn’t been declared to be a win for President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
The race for Florida’s 26th district congressional seat has been one of the most bitter in recent memory.
Many voters in Broward County will remember Election Day 2012 for long lines, not enough ballots and a majority of precincts that only had one ballot scanning machine, which many said led to lengthy backups.
One of the most contentious and expensive Congressional campaigns went to the Democrats in the 22nd Congressional District that includes part of Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Much of the lengthy ballot in Florida was due to multiple state constitutional amendments that each required at least 60 percent support from voters to become law. The high threshold makes it nearly impossible for most initiatives to pass.
Several key races across Florida are still up in the air more than two hours after the polls have closed across the state.
When election season began, many Republicans pointed to Florida Senator Bill Nelson as a possible seat that could flip to the GOP in 2012. But that didn’t turn out to be the case as the Associated Press has called the race and declared Senator Bill Nelson the winner of another six-year term in the Senate.
This is an Election Day residents of the storm damaged Northeast will never forget. Thousands are still without power, many without a place to live. But even in the most devastated areas, they’re overcoming all obstacles to get out and vote.