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Post 2020 Election Analysis

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Tuesday’s elections and ballot counting has run rather smoothly in Florida compared to states like Pennsylvania that remain in the national spotlight with the presidential race between Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden still too close to call.

Florida’s 29 electoral college votes went to Trump and Republicans consolidated their hold on power in Tallahassee. GOP candidates won every state House and Senate race in Southwest Florida, and the region’s Congressional seats also remain in Republican control.

Meanwhile, Florida voters approved an amendment to increase the state’s minimum wage. Voters voted down an amendment to open primary elections to all voters regardless of party affiliation. Another amendment that would have made it more difficult to pass a constitutional amendment also failed to pass. Florida Gulf Coast University political scientists Peter Bergerson, Ph.D., and Roger Green, Ph.D., join us for a closer look at the election and analysis of what results will mean going forward.