The Democratic plan meant to get Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s gubernatorial seat for the next four years failed on Tuesday evening.
Manually and methodically, several Broward County elections workers are still inserting Broward voters’ absentee ballots into counting machines. A day after the election, those 10,000 ballots could have an impact.
By a margin of approximately 71,000 votes, Governor Rick Scott defeated challenger Charlie Crist to win re-election. Scott received 48.3 percent to Crist’s 47 percent.
After a hotly contested race, Charlie Crist conceded defeat to Governor Rick Scott in a brief speech to supporters in a nearly empty ballroom in a St. Petersburg resort shortly before midnight.
Florida Governor Rick Scott will remain in office for four more years after winning the gubernatorial race.
Candidate for Governor, Charlie Crist, had an emergency motion to extend the voting hours in Broward County until 9 p.m. denied by a judge Tuesday night.
A steady trickle of voters made their way in and out of polling sites across Miami-Dade County on Tuesday.
Florida Governor Rick Scott took election day at full throttle starting in South Florida, then heading North and wrapping up on the West coast.
After months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent on television and radio ads, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist gave it one last shot before the polls close at 7 p.m.
Millions of dollars have been spent on campaign ads leading up to Tuesday’s General Election. While the focus has been on the tight race between Governor Rick Scott and challenger Charlie Crist, voters in Broward have a number of other issues to decide. One of the biggest is whether to approve an $800 million bond to improve the county’s schools.