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UPDATE: Special Election Deciding Who Will Represent FL House District 64

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UPDATE AT MIDNIGHT 4/22
James Grant has once again won an election to represent House District 64.

According to unofficial results from Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer, with all precincts reporting, along with Early Voting and Vote By Mail, Grant (R) had 3,933 votes or 90.5% of the vote, while write-in candidates, mainly Daniel Matthews, had 411 votes or 9.5%.

The election had turnout of just over 5.6%.

ORIGINAL POST AT 3:30 PM 4/21
A Tampa Bay area house race is finally being decided.

Today is the final day for a special election in House District 64. The candidates are former Representative James Grant and write-in candidate Daniel Matthews.

Grant, a Republican, has represented District 64 since 2010 but couldn’t take office when he won an election in November.

A legal dispute questioned whether one of the candidates had lived in the district, which covers the Carrollwood, Citrus Park areas of Tampa, Oldsmar and Safety Harbor.

A judge tossed the results and ordered a special election in District 64, which includes 114,000 registered voters.