Florida’s 47th gubernatorial election is being held today. This election is being held today on August 24. Now the voting is going on. Not knowing who will win today’s results and not knowing what powers Florida’s governor has.
The Governor of Florida is the head of government of the U.S. state of Florida and the commander-in-chief of the state’s military. The governor is responsible for enforcing state laws and has the power to approve or veto bills passed by the Florida legislature, convene the legislature, and grant pardons except in cases of impeachment.
Rep. Charlie Crist is facing off against Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Mr. Crist, a former Republican, emphasized his moderate sincerity, while Ms. Fried portrayed his campaign as “something new.”
Representative Charlie Crist, governor of Florida, will win the Democratic nomination and face Republican Governor Ron DeSantis in November.
Crist defeated Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in the primary. He is a former Republican governor of the Sunshine State who switched parties and now serves as a Democrat in Congress.
Abortion emerged as a major issue in the Democratic primary, Fried’s campaign attacked Crist’s record on the issue, and Crist responded with a TV ad. The two Democrats spent much of the race taking shots at DeSantis.
Crist was elected governor as a Republican in 2006 and then ran for Senate as an independent in 2010, losing to Republican Marco Rubio. Crist then ran for governor in 2014 as a Democrat and lost to now-Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican. Crist won his House seat as a Democrat in 2016.
Today, August 24, 2022, Florida is voting. Some states and some individual counties provide results broken down by type of ballot cast, which may include Election Day votes, or whether they are cast in person or by mail. Whenever that information is widely available in a state on election night.