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Republicans score big victories across South Florida and the state

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The Northeast Aventura Branch Library, a polling precinct for Election Day 2022.

Republicans have shown their strength in Florida, winning several key statewide races.

Gov. Ron DeSantis wins 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 wins a third term, holding on to a key seat in the U.S. Senate. He defeated Val Demings in that race.

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. She defeated Annette Taddeo.

Follow election results for the governor's race, Congress and three constitutional amendments in real time here.

Along with various countywide and local questions, Florida voters will decide the fate of three proposed state amendments. The statewide amendments require at least 60% of the vote to pass. Find all of our coverage from our Election Day live blog here.