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As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes in gubernatorial race

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Gillum, in a video that he posted on Facebook, congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis but vowed to remain politically active although he gave no clues as his future plans. His term as Tallahassee mayor ends next week. Read More

Alaska’s governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle, a first for the state

Alaska is the only U.S. state with areas above the Arctic Circle, and historians and others knew of no other governors sworn in to office in the region known for its icy waters and extreme conditions. Read More

Hand recount adds to Florida’s reputation for bungling elections

With races for U.S. Senate and governor still undecided, the state’s latest recount only adds to its reputation for bungling elections. Read More
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Florida begins hand recount in tight U.S. Senate race

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Under state law, a hand review is required when the victory margin is 0.25 percentage points or less. Read More

Women elected in record numbers in state legislative races

More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter of all state lawmakers across the country. Read More

California restricts popular pesticide already banned in Hawaii

Hawaii passed legislation this year to become the first state to will ban the use of the pesticide, effective in January. Read More
 

Federal judge calls Florida ‘laughing stock of the world’

The state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. Read More

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Read More
 

Florida voters choose to phase out greyhound racing by 2021

The state voted 69 to 31 percent Tuesday, Nov. 6, to pass Amendment 13, which bans the sport beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. Read More

Georgia’s Democratic candidate for governor vows to fight on

Republican Brian Kemp resigned today as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he had captured enough votes to become governor. His Democratic rival, Stacey Abrams, refused to concede and her campaign demanded that state officials “count every single vote.” Read More

Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration today finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers. Read More
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Ballot count not yet finished in Georgia governor’s race

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Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are in a tense standoff as the fate of the Georgia governor’s race remains unresolved, leaving the potential of litigation and a December runoff. Read More
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Pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race after death

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A Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district. Read More
 

Mitt Romney handily wins U.S. Senate seat from Utah

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney handily won a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state of Utah today after a campaign where he backed off his once-fierce criticism of President Donald Trump. Read More

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