DeSantis secretary of state reverses course, paving way for new Democratic lawmaker Daryl Campbell’s swearing in
Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee’s office officially told the Florida House of Representatives on Friday that Daryl Campbell has been certified as the duly elected newest state lawmaker.The letter from Lee’s office paves the way for Campbell’s swearing in next week and is a reversal of what her office said Thursday — that no certification letter would be issued until at least March 8, three days before the scheduled end of the annual legislative session.sun-sentinel.com
Photos: This is what ‘stop the count’ protests look like across the country
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Trump supporters gather for a demonstration outside the TCF Center on Nov. 6, 2020 in Detroit. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Trump supporters gather for a demonstration outside the TCF Center on Nov. 6, 2020 in Detroit. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Supporters of President Trump hold signs and chant slogans during a protest outside the Philadelphia Convention Center. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Supporters of President Trump yell at a counter protester at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on Nov. 6, 2020 in Phoenix. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)
Nevada is taking forever to count its votes, so of course, the internet made memes
It’s been exhausting waiting for the results of the 2020 election to come in, but there has been one good thing that has come out of all this: The memes. Specifically, the memes about Nevada. So without further ado, here are the best memes floating around the internet -- that will surely give you a much-needed laugh. Nevada: pic.twitter.com/XldmGVrex6 — 🧞♂️ (@JafarTheGenie_) November 5, 2020This is how Nevada counts ballots pic.twitter.com/JQFy83B2WV — Max Burns (@themaxburns) November 5, 2020Live footage of Nevada working on those ballots pic.twitter.com/14RrZ2Ce8w — Miss Cuffy, Unstable Genius🥃🔥 (@MissGFYCuffy) November 5, 2020Nevada after counting 113 ballots in one day. pic.twitter.com/JAkgsBNT2p — Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) November 5, 2020And finally...
The unexpected winner on election night? Drugs
While we may not know if President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election for a while longer, there was one clear “winner” on election night, and that was recreational drugs. States across the country have been legalizing recreational marijuana every election cycle, and 2020 was no different. Residents in New Jersey, Arizona, Montana and South Dakota all voted to legalize recreational cannabis, and South Dakota also legalized medical marijuana, along with Mississippi. South Dakota became the first state to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the same election. For the first time in U.S. history, the state of Oregon decriminalized possession of hard drugs, as well as voted to legalize psychedelic mushrooms.
Mayors keep seats after elections in three Broward County cities
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Mayors in two cities in northeast Broward County and one in southern Broward County will keep their posts after results of Tuesday’s election. With all six precincts reporting, Troast had 1,832 votes while Marshall had 793 votes. With 2 out of 2 precincts reporting, Vincent received 1,193 votes to Graziano’s 438 votes. With 51 precincts reporting, Ortis had 12,810 votes while Castillo garnered 10,412 votes. With 13 of 13 precincts reporting, Schwartz won with 3,206 votes to O’Loughlin’s 2,153.
Florida March Primary Election Results Monroe County School Funding Referendum
Renew flexible funding for Monroe County schools: The District’s objective is to continue to make available a portion of the existing capital ad valorem tax levy for the operations -- such as teachers, school nurses and classroom materials. The District intends to continue its reduced millage for capital projects, and continue to make available the equivalent amount for operations. Shall the district continue to enact a yearly ad valorem tax of .5 mill, for four years beginning July 1, 2020, for operating purposes?
Florida March Primary Election Results Pompano Beach Amendments 1-3
Amendment 1: Change municipal election dates, extend current terms: Shall Section 6 of the charter of the City of Pompano Beach be amended to transition all future municipal elections to the second Tuesday of March by moving the next scheduled municipal general election in November of 2020 to March of 2021 and by extending the current terms of the mayor and commissioners from November of 2020 to March of 2021 in order to accommodate that change? Amendment 2: Expand district commissioner terms of office: Shall Section 6 of the charter of the City of Pompano Beach be amended to provide for election of district commissioners to a term of four years from the current two-year term? Amendment 3: Stagger terms: Shall Section 6 of the charter of the City of Pompano Beach be amended to stagger election years for commissioners by providing the terms of office for elected commissioners from odd numbered districts at the next scheduled municipal election be for an initial term of three years and then with equal terms of office for all commissioners in future elections?