Cheering and clapping carried across the calm waters of Black Point Marina as Debbie Mucarsel-Powell defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in the Florida District 26 race. Her victory increased the likelihood that Democrats would gain control of the U.S. House, something that, in fact, happened later that evening. She
Se espera que los hispanos tengan un gran impacto en las elecciones del hoy, 6 de noviembre. Pero qué tan grande será la influencia dependerá de un grupo demográfico en crecimiento: los jóvenes hispanos recién elegibles para votar. Más de 29 millones de latinos son elegibles para votar en los
Follow the South Florida News Service staff as we cover the polls and election night parties in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Our student reporters, photographers and videographers spread out through the region providing up-to-the-minute news and information. Where in South Florida is SFNS? A map of our reporters and editors are on
As of 8:15 a.m. campaigners were helping to direct traffic in the parking lot at the Ramblewood Condominium voting site in Kendale Lakes. As voters came in, the campaigners showed them where to park while handing out flyers. Many of the spots are reserved for residents. What started as one campaigner quickly grew to
At around 7:30 a.m. Democrat Rachel Jeanfrancois said she came to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts to avoid a long line at the polls later in the day. Jeanfrancois waited for her younger sister, Nahomie, to finish casting her vote. Nahomie Jeanfrancois took the initiative in waking everyone in her household
Engage Miami officials say sometimes it takes a party to get people to vote. “Sometimes elections have a bad rep as being boring,” said Rebecca Pelham, executive director of the group, which focuses on getting young people to vote. “We wanted to create something celebratory.” The party, held in the
A group of Surfside residents are railing against a proposal for a new Town Hall and civic center, claiming the proposed public-private development is actually a land grab, and are seeking to stop the project at a commission meeting Nov. 13. The developer, however, says it would be a $33.5 million gift to the
Groups on the right and the left are working to get students in South Florida to register and vote, either at early voting sites or on Nov. 6. South Florida News Service talks to groups at Florida International University and the University of Miami to see how they're interacting with their classmates this election season.
On Monday, Oct. 29, President Donald Trump told "Axios" he plans to sign an executive order banning birthright citizenship to babies of noncitizens and unauthorized immigrants born within United States borders. With many criticizing this decision as unconstitutional, SFNS asked Florida International University students what they thought of the president's announcement.
In the fourth episode of The South Florida Access, host Amanda Bazil speaks with Mahlia Lindquist, executive director of LEAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. She is also urging people to vote for Florida Amendment 4, an initiative that would restore voting rights to most felons -- except those