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How many votes does it take to elect a Florida legislator?

More than two-thirds of Florida’s legislators were elected without a competitive race

One in three legislators came into office without a single vote cast in their favor

Low voter turnout, uncompetitive districts and term limits are factors

 TALLAHASSEE – When Florida lawmakers return to Tallahassee for another redistricting special session on Oct. 19, they will talk a lot about how to comply with court guidelines when redrawing state Senate districts. But they’ll say much less about how competitive those district should be.
50 Florida legislators ran uncontested

Nearly a third of the Florida Legislature (50 of 160 seats) was elected without a general or primary challenge, meaning those lawmakers came into office without a single vote cast in their favor.

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