Voters and volunteers poll workers go about the business of casting ballots at Precinct #516 in the North Greenwood Recreation Complex on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Clearwater. Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time across Florida and will stay open until the last voter in line by 7 p.m. has cast a ballot.
Hour by hour, the latest on the outcome of the balloting in Florida and nationwide.
Measure to bring the hourly amount up to $15 over the next few years barely passed the 60 percent threshold.
Republicans may even grow their majority.
Charlie Crist, Kathy Castor and Gus Bilirakis all won reelection, as did sheriffs Chad Chronister and Bob Gualtieri.


  1. In this Oct. 23, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night.
  2. In this Sept. 16, 2019, photo, a Dominion Voting Systems voting machine is seen in Atlanta.
  3. Linda Bock, working with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office, informs early voters of a mail ballot drop-off location outside of The Centre of Palm Harbor during early voting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Palm Harbor.
  4. 2021 Pinellas municipal elections results card
  5. Golden State Warriors guard Brad Wanamaker, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles.
  6. The commander of the General District of Columbia National Guard, Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, testifies Wednesday before a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration joint hearing examining the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  7. FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Wray is condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as “domestic terrorism.”
  8. The sun shines Tuesday on the U.S. Capitol dome.
  9. A bicyclist stops to admire the red, white and blue lights illuminating San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco. Congress is beginning debate on the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in a generation.
  10. Ivanka Trump speaks during a 2020 campaign event at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami.
  11. Ken Welch held an online campaign kickoff this week and announced raising $57,100 during January, his first full month as a candidate.
  12. Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrives at Palm Beach International Airport after Trump stepped down as president Jan. 20.
  13. Workers at the Gwinnett County Georgia elections headquarters process absentee ballots for Georgia's Senate runoff election in Lawrenceville, Ga. on Jan. 6.
  14. People wait in line to vote at a polling place on Election Day in Las Vegas. Republican efforts to restrict voting access are taking shape in statehouses across the country with legislation aimed at limiting measures that led to record turnout in the 2020 presidential election.
  15. Rudy Giuliani, representing President Donald Trump, speaks about election results Nov. 25 in Gettysburg before the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee.
  16. Cindy McCain, wife of former Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his Jan. 13 State of the State address.
  17. As one of his first acts Wednesday, President Joe Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally.
  18. From top left to bottom right: Gina Driscoll, Wengay Newton, Darden Rice, Clifford Hobbs III, Wendy Wesley, Ken Welch, Brandi Gabbard, Richie Floyd, Michael Ingram
  19. Clockwise from top left: Dave Aronberg, Val Demings, Lauren Book and Charlie Crist.
  20. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks from outside of the Lincoln Memorial, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, after being sworn in as the 46th vice president of the United States.
  21. Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.
  22. John Mulaney arrives at night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. A file obtained by The Associated Press shows the U.S. Secret Service investigated John Mulaney, but found no wrongdoing in a joke the comedian made on “Saturday Night Live” in February 2020.
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