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Cliffhanger in (Where Else?) Florida

By Sean Cavanagh — November 03, 2010 1 min read

The Florida governor’s race should be over by now, but we’re still waiting. The last reports are that Republican Rick Scott holds a very narrow lead over Democrat Alex Sink.

What’s giving Sink hope, however, is that results from some of the vote-rich counties in South Florida—Democratic strongholds—haven’t come in yet, the Miami Herald tell us.

As someone who covered the Florida presidential recount from Broward County back in 2000, the prolonged drama in the Sink/Scott contest creates an irrepressible flashback to the time of hanging chads, canvassing boards, and butterfly ballots. But it also appears that even if Sink wins, Republicans in the legislature would hold major sway over education policy: They’ll emerge from this election with a veto-proof majority, the Herald says.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the State EdWatch blog.