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Bias of a Clueless Media Helped Propel Trump to Victory

November 10, 2016 - 6:00am

Voters delivered a humiliating rebuke to America's political establishment and to the hangers-on — the pollsters, the pundits, the celebrities who surrounded Hillary Clinton, even as Donald Trump stood alone -- and especially the biggest hanger-on of all, the media elite. What an Election Day.

2016 Election Winners and Losers in Florida

November 9, 2016 - 9:45am
Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Joe Garcia and Allison Tant

After going twice for Barack Obama, Florida returned to the Republican fold Tuesday night. Donald Trump carried the Sunshine State, part of his perfectly crafted electoral path to the White House.

GOP Stems Democratic Push in State Senate

November 8, 2016 - 11:45pm
Jose Javier Rodriguez and Frank Artiles

Democrats' hopes of loosening the Republican chokehold on the Florida Senate were dashed Tuesday, as they captured one hotly contest Miami-Dade County seat but lost an incumbent Democrat in another.

Democrats also failed to seize open seats in North Florida and Tampa, despite a new Senate map aimed at doing away with gerrymandered districts.

In the Democrats' highest-profile Senate victory Tuesday, state Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez toppled Republican Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla in Miami.

GOP Keeps Large Majority in State House

November 8, 2016 - 11:45pm

Florida Democrats made a net gain of two seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, although Republicans kept their firm grip over the 120-member chamber.

Trump Poised to Win Florida

November 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
Donald Trump

Donald Trump, a real-estate mogul who won the Republican presidential nomination in part by knocking off two of Florida's favored sons, appeared to be on track to win the state's 29 electoral votes Tuesday night.

With 94.4 percent of the state's precincts reporting, Trump was leading Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by a healthy margin, 49.2 percent to 47.6 percent. That represented a lead of almost 144,000 votes out of nearly 9.2 million counted.

Marco Rubio Roars to Victory, Completing His Florida Comeback

November 8, 2016 - 10:45pm
Marco Rubio celebrates victory in Miami

Sweet victory for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who clawed back from defeat in the Florida Republican primary eight months ago, to win reelection to the U.S. Senate Tuesday.

Networks Poised for Record Election Night TV Audience

November 8, 2016 - 9:00am

Have you had a look at TV this morning? At sunrise, network news journalists were coiffed, in full makeup, clucking like free-range chickens in a barnyard. I know they live for nights like the one ahead, and in a way, so do I. But these folks really should pace themselves.

'Broward Is Stealing Florida,' Says Republican National Lawyers Assn.

November 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
Brenda Snipes, David Shestokas and Blaise Ingoglia

Anyone who thinks the mail-in-ballot fiasco in Broward County is over either isn't looking hard enough or doesn't want to know. 

In Florida, It’s All About the Numbers

November 8, 2016 - 6:00am

The elections in Florida are coming down to who has the better ground game to bring out their voters.

More than the Presidency on the Line in Florida

November 8, 2016 - 6:00am

As has so often been the case in recent presidential elections, all eyes are on Florida as the nation chooses the 45th president on Tuesday. But there’s more than the presidency on the line in the Sunshine State. 

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