Letitia Stein

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19 Apr 2019 | 6:12 PM

In divided America, Mueller report hardens the most strident

CLEARWATER, Florida/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - After months as volunteer activists demanding that President Donald Trump be impeached, Eileen and Michael O'Brien sat on their couch on Thursday, cracked open a laptop and began to read the 448-page special counsel report that liberals have dreamed would make impeachment a reality.

18 Nov 2018 | 8:15 AM

Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.

17 Nov 2018 | 7:36 AM

Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

(Reuters) - Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.

16 Nov 2018 | 3:56 AM

Florida races to complete recount in U.S. Senate, governor races

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida election officials on Thursday were racing toward a deadline to finish a recount of ballots in close races for the U.S. Senate and governor's seat, and a federal judge expressed frustration with an election system he called "the laughing stock of the world."

13 Nov 2018 | 7:24 AM

How the Florida recount will unfold - and why it matters

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida elections officials are racing to recount ballots this week after razor-thin voting margins left the state's marquee contests for the U.S. Senate and governor too close to call.

12 Nov 2018 | 11:28 PM

Trump seeks end of Florida recount; Democrats win Arizona U.S. Senate seat

TAMPA, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week's elections, while Democrats picked up a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona.

10 Nov 2018 | 2:02 AM

Democrats dig in for Florida recount battle, Trump sends lawyers

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor appeared headed to recounts on Friday as Republican margins of victory narrowed and President Donald Trump vowed to send in lawyers in a scene reminiscent of the state's dramatic 2000 presidential recount.

8 Nov 2018 | 11:58 PM

Recounts, runoffs loom over high-profile elections in Florida, Georgia

(Reuters) - High-profile U.S. elections in Georgia, Florida and Arizona remained unresolved on Thursday, two days after the vote, with the prospect of legal challenges, recounts and ballot reviews setting the stage for possible weeks of uncertainty.

8 Nov 2018 | 2:13 AM

More candidates, more money and a big bet: How Democrats won the House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - “Expand the battlefield.”

7 Nov 2018 | 1:04 PM

Democrats pick up U.S. governorships but lose Florida, Ohio

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Democrats picked up governorships in Kansas and at least three other U.S. states on Tuesday but failed to win high-profile races in Florida and Ohio, as voters cast ballots in three dozen gubernatorial contests across the country.