The Point, Nov. 4, 2020: How Florida Voted In 2020

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How Florida Voted

• If you’re looking to get quickly caught up on which candidates won county-level seats near you, state legislature races or to discover which local and state ballot initiatives passed, use these quick links to our rundowns. Below, more headlines from around our area and the rest of the state.

• Fresh Take Florida: Kat Cammack Wins Florida’s 3rd Congressional District To Succeed Ted Yoho. “Cammack heads to Washington in the role of young freshman lawmaker in the minority party of the 117th Congress. The race results in north central Florida tracked closely with the 2016 campaign by Yoho: Cammack, who like her former boss was a strong supporter of Trump’s, slightly outperformed Yoho in five of the six counties across the district. She won with 57 percent of the votes.”

• Politico: ‘This is Trump country’: Florida is a battleground no more. “Democrats, already on defense in Florida, were overrun Tuesday. Two congressional incumbents fell to Republican challengers, and the party’s hope of cutting into GOP dominance in the state Legislature failed to materialize.”

• Miami Herald ($): Trump beats Biden in Florida after winning over Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade County. “Trump’s turnaround performance in Miami-Dade County didn’t catch Republicans off guard. They’d predicted it for months. But Democrats were stunned, as Trump put up numbers not seen in the county by a Republican presidential candidate since 2004 and down-ballot GOP candidates took seat after seat. “

• WMFE: The Villages repeats pattern from 2016, with heavy support for Trump. “This time, Trump got 68 percent of the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden won 32 percent. The turnout was a remarkable 88 percent.”

• WLRN: Key West Votes To Limit Number Of Cruise Passengers And Ship Size. “Key West voters approved measures that would cap the number of people who could disembark from cruise ships each day, the capacity of ships and to prioritize ships by health and environmental safety records.”

• Florida Politics: Florida voters strike down ‘constitutional amendments’ amendment. “Constitutional amendments require at least 60% voter approval to pass. Voters, however, shot down a proposed initiative that would have forced them to think twice about it.”

• Sarasota Herald-Tribune ($): Amendment 2, which would raise minimum wage, narrowly approved by Florida voters. “Florida voters narrowly approved Amendment 2 Tuesday, which would incrementally increase the minimum wage of workers in the state from $8.56 per hour to $15 per hour by 2026.”

• Miami Herald ($): Key Biscayne votes to spend $100 million to protect itself from sea-level rise. “This election season in Key Biscayne, it all came down to a $100 million bond meant to help the vulnerable island community protect sinking property values in the face of rising seas.”


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About today’s curator

I’m Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I’ve found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to emagoc@wuft.org.

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