Campaign signs outside a Greenglade Elementary in Kendall on Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Leo Cosio / South Florida News Service)

Election Day in photos [Photo Gallery]

The South Florida News Service team set out to not only capture the thoughts of voters throughout Miami-Dade County on Election Day, but also how the day looked. Below are some of our images, from Homestead to Miami Lakes, from Miami Beach to Sweetwater. — Photos by Alexandra Rodriguez, Yaneli Gonzalez and Lizandra Portal, South Florida News Service 

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Dalia Blumstein campaigns for her husband Mark, who is running for Circuit Court judge, outside Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes. (Photo by Cassandra Cabal / South Florida News Service.)

Painless voting in Hialeah; Fire station precinct in Miami Beach; Voting by gender

[1:32 pm] Rafael Tur, who voted in East Hialeah, said the process was painless.  Tur, 26, said he cast his vote for Donald Trump, because he believes the New York billionaire can fix the broken political system.  Tur said he wasn’t always a fan, something that changed after working at Trump National in Doral for a few months starting in ...

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Marie Charles (left) and Daniel Juste sell donuts for Boy Scout Troop 584 at the Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes. (Photo by Yaneli Gonzalez)

Fast voting around FIU; Trump “has no class;” Less than knowledgable campaigners

[12:20 pm] Jose Alonzo said he was satisfied with how fast he was able to vote in his new polling precinct, the Iglesia Bautista near the main FIU campus. However, he said he is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud because of the electronic voting system. But Alonzo has a suggestion. “I should be able to get a photocopy of my ballot,” he said in ...

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Voters line up outside Florida City Hall as the polls open on Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Liz Portal / South Florida News Service)

Election Day! Ongoing coverage in Miami-Dade

South Florida News Service reporters, in partnership with the Miami Herald, will be producing ongoing coverage today of the elections in South Florida and beyond. Check back throughout the day and evening for updates and stories. Send tips or reports of polling problems to Dan Evans, daevans@fiu.edu. — [7:26 am] Justyce Pinkney, 21, a student at Florida International University, arrived to ...

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A polling location sign. (Photo via Flicker by User: Tim Evanson)

The SoFlo Scoop: Trump rallies support in Sarasota; Florida sets early voting record; Amendment 2 gains momentum

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Miami is expected to have a high of 78 and low of 70 with partly to mostly cloudy skies, while Key West will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy in the morning will leading into cloudy skies during the afternoon and a high of ...

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A Key Deer. (Image by Ketzirah Lesser & Art Drauglis via Flickr)

The SoFlo Scoop: Candidates’ final fight; Kidnapped boy found; Help with screwworm

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Nov. 7. Miami is expected to have a high of 79 and a low of 72 with likely showers during the morning, while Key West will be mostly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 74.Fort Lauderdale will see some morning showers with a high of 79 and low of ...

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(Image by Theresa Thompson via Flickr)

Social media and the millennial vote

Social media may be one of the newest strategies used by presidential hopefuls to communicate with millennials, but according to four politically-involved young voters, each party will have to do more than just tweet to get this coveted demographic. While their choice for president differs, they agree that Twitter and Facebook are the best way to stay connected to the campaigns. ...

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Television journalists Glenna Milberg (1), Jim DeFede and Amanda Plasencia.

South Florida broadcast journalists give their thoughts on the 2016 election

After 18 months of coverage, three South Florida television journalists reflected on the challenges – professional and ethical – that faced them during the presidential race. Jim DeFede, a CBS Miami political reporter and host of “Facing South Florida,” has been involved in politics since he was 10 years old. “My first job was handing out flyers for the Nixon ...

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Antonio Rodriguez, 19, canvasses on a recent Sunday afternoon in East Hialeah for Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Jamie Adelson / South Florida News Service)

Where are they now: Young South Florida Sanders supporters

Two college-age supporters of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders have disparate feelings about the party’s nominee, Hilary Clinton, with one describing a her vote as a “least bad” exercise, while another is actively trying to get the former Secretary of State elected. Sanders’ defeat in the Florida primary in March effectively sounded the death-knell for his campaign, leaving many young supporters ...

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Demographics, wealth and voting locations in Miami-Dade [Data Visualization]

There’s no doubt that this election season has been tumultuous. With Miami-Dade County having a key role in how the state will swing as a whole, its racial, relative wealth and age may provide some insight as to why people voted the way they did. This is especially true for those aged 20-24. The visualizations below, based on voter registration data taken ...

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