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2018 general election

Republican Gov. Rick Scott accused the elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties of "rampant fraud" and announced Thursday his campaign has sued them over how they've handled counting votes since the election, as new ballots continuing to pour in have narrowed his lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

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Republican Ashley Moody will be Florida's next attorney general.

Moody defeated Democratic state Sen. Sean Shaw by more than 500,00 votes in Tuesday's election. Moody is a former judge and federal prosecutor from the Tampa area.

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Hillsborough County voters approved an education amendment that will provide hundreds of millions in additional school funding for over the next 10 years.  

Hillsborough County voters approved a one-cent sales tax to improve roads and public transportation on Tuesday.

The initiative, along with a half-cent sales tax approved for public schools, brings the county's sales tax to 8.5 percent, which is the highest in the state.  

2018 General Election Results: County-By-County

Nov 6, 2018
People casting their votes at polling booths
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Florida voters headed to the polls Tuesday for the 2018 general election. 

The political stakes in Florida couldn’t get much higher.

On Tuesday, voters will pick a new governor and a U.S. Senator. Congressional and state legislative seats are up for grabs, as well as Attorney General and a slew of local offices. There’s also a long list of constitutional amendments -- on everything from gambling and voting rights to homestead taxes and vaping.

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Early in the morning, before the University of South Florida became abuzz with students hurrying off to class, Liz Lennox was sorting through five pages of candidates and amendments.

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This week on Florida Matters we discuss the key races in the upcoming general election and the power wielded by voters in the Interstate 4 corridor.


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The Muslim community in the Tampa Bay area is one of the largest in the state, and local politicians got the opportunity to make their pitches to them on Saturday.

Deadlines for vote-by-mail voters for Florida’s general election are approaching.