Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race

Meanwhile, two U.S. House of Representatives races had been settled by 10 p.m. "Let's bring it home everybody", he told the thousands in the crowd. "Republicans seem to be more enthusiastic, more energetic than you typically see in these mid-term elections and I think it could be decisive for DeSantis".

"I voted for you", she replied.

His victory signals the endurance of Donald Trump's Republican party in the nation's most populous swing state, dealing a punishing blow to liberals who were fired up around a potential rebuke of their state's support of the president nearly exactly two years ago.

But if the primary election's principles were any indication, money meant little, to begin with.

Currently, ex-felons wishing to have voting rights reinstated must undergo a lengthy process that includes petitioning the governor and independently elected Cabinet.

Only 39% of the state's voters said they approved of the President, according to poll results released in late September by Florida Atlantic University.

New statistics released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show that more than 2.7 million people voted early, and almost 2.5 million people have voted by mail.

On Tuesday both men cast their ballots.

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It's not clear voters would have paid DeSantis much mind even if he had made opposition to the amendment a major issue.

"Obviously, we do not yet have any vote totals here, the night before the election", he added. In the weeks leading up to the election, numerous polls had projected Nelson as the likely victor, though the race was competitive leading into Election Day.

The races in Florida and Georgia were seen as a test of whether liberal candidates could prevail in Southern states, where centrist Democrats have repeatedly lost, by appealing to a coalition of young and minority voters. DeSantis was elected governor on Tuesday, defeating Tallahasee Mayor Andrew Gillum in a close race.

Among the first in line Tuesday morning was Greg Freeman, who took a red-eye flight from the West Coast to make sure he could vote in his Miami Beach district on Election Day.

The gubernatorial race is arguably a bigger deal. He cited health care, the ability to tell the truth and human decency.

"You need to be able to work with the president", DeSantis said last month, saying he would be "better positioned to advance Florida's priorities" due to his "productive relationship with the administration".

In Little Havana, 34-year-old Enrique Tarrio says he chose DeSantis because the businesses he owns have flourished under Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

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