General Election 2020 on the Gulf Coast: Updates, live coverage, results

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UPDATE (10:22 PM)

Mississippi is set to have a new flag after the vote is passed along with marijuana usage for medical reasons as well as other qualifying purposes.

Mobile County residents vote in favor of Pay-As-You-Go Fund.

UPDATE (10:07 PM)

Florida Amendment 2’s minimum wage increase was passed statewide, following Destin’s restriction to its city building height.

Republican Barry Moore wins to US House in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, says AP.

UPDATE (9:38 PM)

Vice President Mike Pence called Tuberville to congratulate him on his win.

UPDATE (9:18 PM)

The AP reports Republican Tommy Tuberville’s win over incumbent Sen. Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate from Alabama.

(UPDATE 7:25 PM)

According to the AP, Republican Matt Gaetz wins reelection to U.S. House in Florida’s 1st Congressional District. Gaetz takes to his Twitter page to thank Northwest Floridians.

Floridians vote to raise the minimum wage statewide to $15.00 over the next six years and 60% of the vote is needed to pass.

UPDATE (6:06 PM)

2020 election results are starting to roll in and can be viewed here.

UPDATE (4:45 PM)

As Election Day ceases, Mobile Police Department is prepared for the possibility of civil unrest.

Matt Gaetz and Phil Ehr run against each other for the Florida First Congressional District.

James Averhart and Jerry Carl face off in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District.

Tommy Tuberville and Doug Jones fight for a seat in the US Senate for Alabama.

It’s officially Election Day and voters are out in the community to exercise their rights, especially given the year 2020 and all that has followed.

There was a high voter turnout in Mobile and Baldwin County as WKRG News 5’s Meagan Mackey and Chad Petri were there to witness some of the lines. Gabby Easterwood is also in Mississippi as they vote for the new flag and medical marijuana initiatives.

(WKRG) — Voters on the Gulf Coast, along with the rest of the nation, are returning to the polls today to vote in the first general election since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led to shutdowns across the United States.

Voters in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi will decide between presidential candidates President Donald Trump (R) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D), U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidates, statewide amendments, and a multitude of local ballot items.

WKRG News 5 is your Local Election Headquarters for the latest updates and live coverage. Join us throughout the day and check back after 7 p.m. for real-time election results and live coverage —only on wkrg.com.

Share your election day photos with us on social media or email us at news5@wkrg.com.

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