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Campaign 2012

Voters in Broward wait in line to cast their ballot.  (Source: CBS4)

Election Day Lines Blamed On Long Ballot In Broward

More than 725,000 registered voters in Broward cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election, marking a 64 percent turnout.

CBS4–11/07/2012

Hundreds of voters arrived at the Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters on Sunday after learning they would get another opportunity to request, fill out, and submit last-minute absentee ballots. (Source: CBS4)

Additional Planning May Have Eased Election Day Delays

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.

CBS4–11/07/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Holds Slim Lead In Florida, Votes Still Being Tallied

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.

CBS4–11/07/2012

Joe Garcia (left) and David Rivera (right). (Source: CBS4)

Garcia Defeats David Rivera In District 26

The race for Florida’s 26th district congressional seat has been one of the most bitter in recent memory.

CBS4–11/06/2012

Voters in Broward lined up at the county’s approximately 450 polling places early Tuesday morning to cast their ballots on Election Day. (Source: CBS4)

Broward Voters Say Problems Must Be Corrected

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.

CBS4–11/06/2012

Adam Hasner & Lois Frankel  (Source: CBS4)

Frankel Wins District 22 Congressional Seat

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.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Voters Reject Most Florida Amendments

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.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

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Many Races Too Close To Call

Several key races across Florida are still up in the air more than two hours after the polls have closed across the state.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson Defeats Connie Mack

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.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Storm Battered Northeast Giving Voters Options On Election Day

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.

11/06/2012

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