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Aside from helping to give Donald Trump an unbelievable win, Florida voters also made some tough choices on four constitutional amendments. Floridians rejected a solar amendment that critics dubbed a wolf in sheep’s clothing after it failed to reach the required 60 percent threshold. Bankrolled by Florida’s utility companies, Amendment 1 would have preserved the already existing rights of residents to own solar devices but claimed to ensure that customers who don’t install solar equipment “are not required to subsidize” solar owners. Opponents said utility companies were just trying to protect their monopolies and put up barriers to potential solar options. The Miami Herald reported on an audio recording that caught a policy director for a Tallahassee-based think tank talking ... Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly
Florida has a history of close elections and Tuesday night was no different. This summer, GOP strategist Adam Goodman wrote a column about how the polls in Florida could be wrong and Trump could win the state. Published in Central Florida News, SwingVote16
Stephanie Murphy is replacing one of central Florida's longest-serving elected leaders.
Her upset victory over Republican John Mica in the 7th Congressional District ends his 24-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives. Published in Central Florida News, SwingVote16
On the eastern edge of the I-4 Corridor, Volusia County used to be dependably democratic. But this year, Republicans outnumbered Democrats with unaffiliated voters not far behind. Published in Central Florida News, SwingVote16