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2022 General Election: As it happened

Published November 7, 2022 at 5:56 PM EST
Maya Washburn
Miriam Giron takes down voter information signs as the Miami Springs Community Center precinct closes.

Republicans have swept every major Florida office, from governor to agriculture commissioner. They’re also on track for a super-majority in the state legislature.

Here are some of the headlines and main results from the Nov. 8 election night in South Florida:

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis won a second term as Florida's governor, defeating Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. The victory gives him a national platform as he eyes a potential run for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.
  • U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio won a third term, holding on to a key seat in the U.S. Senate.
  • In what was widely considered the most competitive congressional race in Florida, Republican incumbent Maria Elvira Salazar won reelection for Florida’s 27th Congressional District in a landslide. More broadly, GOP candidates dominated Democrats in swing areas of Central Florida, the Tampa Bay region and South Florida.
  • On Tuesday, the Florida Cabinet returned to an all-Republican lineup as outgoing Senate President Wilton Simpson was elected agriculture commissioner and Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis won second terms.
  • Florida voters rejected three proposed constitutional amendments. None of the proposals received support from 60% of voters to pass.
  • For the latest detailed vote counts for your county, visit your Supervisor of Elections' website: Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Palm Beach County.