Recount of the recount in Manatee County
Recount of the recount in Manatee County

Human error caused Manatee officials to start all over with the midterm election recount of ballots in three statewide elections yesterday. Elections Supervisor Mike Bennett said someone missed a button.

November 13th, 8:48 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Florida Secretary of State orders recounts in key races
November 10th, 2:33 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Gov. Scott sues Broward, Palm Beach elections officials
November 9th, 10:15 AM EST by Don Brennan
Gillum campaign watching recount closely
Gillum campaign watching recount closely

TALLAHASSEE - Florida's governor's race may not be over. The Andrew Gillum Campaign is closely watching the vote count as it inches closer to an automatic recount.

November 8th, 2:25 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Manatee, Sarasota in top five of statewide voter turnout
Manatee, Sarasota in top five of statewide voter turnout

SARASOTA- Over 8 million people cast ballots in the State of Florida and Sarasota and Manatee Counties saw some of the highest voter turnouts. Turnout was 67.13% in Manatee County and 66.88% in Sarasota County.

November 7th, 5:39 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Legacy Trail extension passes
Legacy Trail extension passes

SARASOTA - Sarasota County voters will extend the Legacy Trail and reopen Beach Road. By more than a two-to-one margin, Sarasota County voters created their own legacy as they paved the way for a Legacy Trail extension.

November 7th, 12:49 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Ziegler wins Sarasota County Commission Race
Ziegler wins Sarasota County Commission Race

SARASOTA- Christian Ziegler took home the race for Sarasota County District 2. He defeated Ruta Maria Jouniari taking 55% of the vote. This mean the entire Sarasota County Commission will be made up of Republicans.

November 7th, 12:53 AM EST by Samantha Sonner
Al Maio keeps his Sarasota County Commission seat
Al Maio keeps his Sarasota County Commission seat

SARASOTA- Alan Maio will keep his District 4 seat on the Sarasota County Commission. He defeated Democrat Wesley Anne Beggs taking almost 54% of the vote.

November 7th, 12:50 AM EST by Samantha Sonner
Ray Pilon concedes race to Good
Ray Pilon concedes race to Good

SARASOTA- Ray Pilon lost the race to take back his old District 72 seat. Pilon took on Margret Good who had support from the National Democratic Party.

November 7th, 12:47 AM EST by Samantha Sonner
James Buchanan takes State Representative District 74 race
James Buchanan takes State Representative District 74 race

SARASOTA- James Buchanan took home the State House Seat in district 74 with 57% of the vote against his opponent Democrat Tony Mowry.

November 7th, 12:45 AM EST by Samantha Sonner
Allen Ellison loses to Steube, talks race after Freeman's death
Allen Ellison loses to Steube, talks race after Freeman's death

After Florida Democratic Congressional Candidate for District 17, April Freeman, died unexpectedly, Allen Ellison stepped in to run for the seat. 

He lost to Greg Steube Tuesday night.

November 7th, 12:45 AM EST by Hallie Peilet
David Shapiro loses Dist. 16 seat to Buchanan
David Shapiro loses Dist. 16 seat to Buchanan

Democratic Candidate David Shapiro loses the District 16 Congressional seat to Vern Buchanan.

Shapiro was at Michael's on East Tuesday night, Sarasota County's Democratic Headquarters. 

November 7th, 12:40 AM EST by Hallie Peilet
Carol Whitmore wins seat on Manatee County Commission
Carol Whitmore wins seat on Manatee County Commission

Carol Whitmore wins seat on Manatee County Commission. Whitmore has served on the board for over a decade and says it means a lot.

November 7th, 12:38 AM EST by Jessica Lang
Margaret Good wins Dist. 72 seat, defeats Ray Pilon
Margaret Good wins Dist. 72 seat, defeats Ray Pilon

Margaret Good takes home the Florida State Rep. District 72 seat Tuesday night.
Good won the same seat in February against James Buchanan, and this time defeated Ray Pilon.

November 7th, 12:35 AM EST by Hallie Peilet
Scott Hopes defeats Joe Stokes for Manatee School Board District 4 seat
Scott Hopes defeats Joe Stokes for Manatee School Board District 4 seat

Incumbent Scott Hopes defeats Joe Stokes for Manatee School Board district 4 seat.

November 7th, 12:35 AM EST by Jessica Lang
Will Robinson wins Florida House District 71 representative
Will Robinson wins Florida House District 71 representative

Bradenton attorney Will Robinson will be the next legislator to represent Florida House District 71.

November 7th, 12:31 AM EST by Jessica Lang
Misty Servia wins seat for County Commissioner District 4
Misty Servia wins seat for County Commissioner District 4

Misty Servia has won her seat for County Commissioner District 4, defeating Melton Little.

November 7th, 12:29 AM EST by Jessica Lang
Tommy Gregory takes District 73
Tommy Gregory takes District 73

SARASOTA - Republican Tommy Gregory is headed to the State House after defeating his opponent, Liv Coleman, in the District 73 race.

November 7th, 12:27 AM EST by Samantha Sonner
Joe Gruters wins state Senate race
Joe Gruters wins state Senate race

Republican Joe Gruters defeated Faith Olivia Babis in the race to state senate.

November 7th, 12:22 AM EST by Jessica Lang
Vern Buchanan wins U.S. Representative District 16
Vern Buchanan wins U.S. Representative District 16

SARASOTA - Congressman Vern Buchanan holds onto his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Buchanan took over 54% of the vote against his opponent, Democrat David Shapiro.

November 7th, 12:14 AM EST by SNN Newsroom
Changes to come to Charlotte County School Board
Changes to come to Charlotte County School Board

PUNTA GORDA - Some changes coming to the Sarasota County School Board has their staff excited. Cara Reynolds has now been selected to be the new member of the Charlotte County School Board.

November 7th, 12:09 AM EST by Chip Reid
Charlotte County educators push 'yes' for additional millage
Charlotte County educators push 'yes' for additional millage

CHARLOTTE - More than 100 volunteers have banded together to create the 'Yes for Success' millage group pushing voters to vote yes to additional millage in Charlotte County.

November 6th, 11:33 PM EST by Jennifer Kveglis
Sarasota County voters turnout in near record numbers
Sarasota County voters turnout in near record numbers

SARASOTA- As of 3 PM, Sarasota County’s unofficial voter turnout was 59% with a couple of hours left until the polls close, Sarasota County could see a record voter turnout in this year’s election. The previous record was set in 1994 with 71.5

November 6th, 7:45 PM EST by Samantha Sonner
Elderly woman is denied the right to vote
Elderly woman is denied the right to vote

SARASOTA - Sarasota Resident Neil McArthur says that his 93-year-old mother was not allowed to vote at the Sarasota County Board of Elections because she no longer lives at her listed home address but in a nursing home due to having a stroke.

November 6th, 4:17 PM EST by Chip Reid
Voters face issue in early hours of midterm election
Voters face issue in early hours of midterm election

SARASOTA COUNTY - Voters at a Sarasota County precinct faced an issue when casting their ballot Tuesday morning.

November 6th, 4:09 PM EST by Chip Reid
Midterms 2018: Live Suncoast coverage
Midterms 2018: Live Suncoast coverage

Polls are open across the Suncoast and nation. Get out and vote before they close at 7pm!

November 6th, 2:23 PM EST by SNN Newsroom
Early voting is having large local impact
Early voting is having large local impact

SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES - 5.1 million people have voted in Florida before Tuesday's midterm election. The Sarasota County Board of Elections has had 43 percent of people cast their votes early and the Manatee County Board has had 39 percent of its v

November 5th, 5:54 PM EST by Chip Reid
Planned Parenthood encouraging residents to vote
Planned Parenthood encouraging residents to vote

With the midterm elections one day away Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida are getting proactive by urging residents to vote.

November 5th, 5:37 PM EST by PJ Robicheau

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