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Florida was called on Tuesday evening with President Donald J. Trump as the winner. He received 29 electoral votes in the state.
“It’s official: Florida is still Trump country,” said his Florida campaign spokesperson, Emma Vaughn. “Florida has once again delivered its 29 electoral votes for President Trump and is ready for Four More Years.”
Floridians turned out in huge numbers at the polls Tuesday to weigh in on the presidential race, several proposed constitutional amendments, as well as to decide who to send to Congress and the statehouse.
Significant election wins in Florida include:
Amendments 1, 2, 5, and 6 passed. Amendment 3 and 4 were rejected.
- Amendment 1 passed: Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections Under Amendment 1, the state constitution will change the language in the state constitution to say the “only a citizen” of the United States would be allowed to vote in Florida. For more information on Amendment 1, click HERE.
- Amendment 2 passed: Raising Florida's Minimum Wage Under Amendment 2, Florida voters decided to raise the minimum wage from $8.56 to $15 by 2026. For more information on Amendment 2, click HERE.
- Amendment 5 passed: Limitation on Homestead Assessments Amendment 5 extends the window of time that Florida homeowners have to transfer a Save Our Homes tax benefit from two to three years when moving to a new residence. For more information on Amendment 5, click HERE.
- Amendment 6 passed: Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans who had Permanent, Combat-related Disabilities Amendment 6 will allow for homestead property tax discounts for deceased veterans with combat-related disabilities to carry over to a veteran’s surviving spouse until that spouse remarries or sells the property. Click here to find out more. For more information on Amendment 6, click HERE.
- Amendment 3 rejected: All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Offices Under Amendment 3, registered voters in Florida would be allowed to cast ballots in primary elections regardless of party affiliation. The two candidates getting the most votes in each primary would advance to the general election. For more information on Amendment 3, click HERE.
- Amendment 4 rejected: Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments Amendment 4 would require any amendment to be approved in two separate elections before it could be written into the constitution. Approval of 60 percent of the electorate would be needed each time. For more information on Amendment 4, click HERE.
U.S. HOUSE RACES:
Republicans further cemented their control of the Florida House on Tuesday, knocking off three incumbent Democrats and picking up open seats. However, in Central Florida, several Democrats were re-elected.
- Michael Waltz (R) wins re-election for U.S. House District 6
- Stephanie Murphy (D) wins re-election in U.S. House District 7
- Darren Soto (D) wins re-election in U.S. House District 9
- U.S. House District 10: Val Demings wins re-election
- Scott Franklin (R) wins U.S. House District 15
- Incumbent Scott Plakon re-elected to Florida House District 29
Many established Central Florida sheriffs were re-elected but in Osceola County, voters elected their first Latino sheriff.
- Orange County Sheriff John Mina (D) wins re-election
- Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly wins re-election
- Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey wins re-election
- Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma (R) wins re-election
- Marco Lopez (D) projected to be Osceola County's first Latino sheriff
OTHER NOTABLE WINS:
- Monique Worrell (D) wins State Attorney 9th Judicial Circuit race
- Florida Senate District 9: Sigman concedes to Brodeur
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