Matthew Smith

A thin margin separates the presidential candidates nationally, but here in Southwest Florida, Hillary Clinton supporters anticipating an early win in the sunshine state say they’re now preparing for a long night.

At the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers, you can almost feel the crowd hold its breath as a massive screen displays the latest numbers for Florida and the nation: a presidential race that’s too close to call.

Julie Glenn


It’s standing room only where Florida Gulf Coast University’s Coalition of Black Organizational Leaders is hosting a results viewing party. Turnout is close to 100 students. 

Matthew Smith

Sharon Harrington failed to get the votes she needed to keep her job as the Lee County Supervisor of Elections beginning in the August primary. She faced a run-off and challenger Tommy Doyle pulled ahead by more than six points. Real estate developer Mike Bauman voted for Doyle. He said overcrowded  polling sites and other issues in past elections meant it was time for a change.

Voters in portions of Lee and Collier Counties will chose a new representative for Florida’s Congressional District 19th seat Tuesday/today.  Current Congressman Curt Clawson is not seeking a second term.  WGCU’s John Davis reports, voters will primarily be choosing between two candidates who have not previously held public office.

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Stuart Whiddon is stepping down as Glades County Sheriff, and three people are competing to replace him Tuesday.