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. Final 2020 presidential campaign debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee, is seen on TV in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.
  2. Audrey Ann Southard, in a YouTube video from inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, left, and outside in a photo from her Facebook page.
  3. In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States.
  4. President Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News virtual town hall from the Lincoln Memorial on May 3.
  5. President-elect Joe Biden, shown here Dec. 20 in Wilmington, Del., has appointed a Cabinet in sharp contrast with Donald Trump's, which was dominated largely by white men with little experience in Washington.
  6. Helen Thomason marks her ballot at the Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church in Tucker, Ga. during the Senate runoff election on Jan. 5.
  7. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., applauds after no Republican senator joined a House objection to confirming the Electoral College votes from Nevada during a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol, early Thursday in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., watches.
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  9. Observers watch an official work as ballots are counted for Georgia's Senate runoff election at the Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday in Atlanta.
  10. Merrick Garland, shown here in November 2017 at Federal District Court in Washington, has experience as a supervisor in the Department of Justice.
  11. Florida senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, right, speak to each other before a November forum at URBE University in Doral on Nov. 12, 2019.
  12. Lawmakers evacuate the floor as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington.
  13. West Virginia House of Delegates member Derrick Evans, left, is given the oath of office Dec. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Evans recorded video of himself and fellow supporters of President Donald Trump storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 prompting calls for his resignation and thousands of signatures on an online petition advocating his removal. (Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislature via AP)
  14. President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday. Biden has called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business."
  15. Vice President Mike Pence walks back from the House Chamber following a Senate procession carrying boxes holding Electoral College votes through Statuary Hall to the House Chamber for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College votes on Wednesday in Washington.
  16. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
  17. Trump supporters gather on the Washington Monument grounds in advance of a rally Wednesday in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud.
  18. In this July 22, 2019 photo, Merrick Garland pays his respects for the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden is set to name Garland as Attorney General.
  19. Voters mark their ballots at the Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church in Tucker, Ga., during the Senate runoff election Tuesday.
  20. Thomas Hedrich sets up voting flags Monday at a polling location in Gwinnett County, Ga., outside of Atlanta, in advance of Tuesday's Senate runoff election.
  21. A stage is set up on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in preparation for a rally Wednesday, when Congress is scheduled to meet to formally finalize the presidential election results.
  22. Vice President Mike Pence finishes a swearing-in ceremony Sunday for senators in the Old Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington.
  23. A recording was made of a call made to Georgia's secretary of state by President Donald Trump, shown here at the White House in June.
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