As of 11:30PM last night, Ted Deutch is the winner for the Democrats with a 4:1 vote margin over Ben Graber.
In the Republican race, the vote was so close that a recall was expected, but a vote adjustment in Palm Beach County put Ed Lynch over the 0.5% margin and Joe Budd conceded.
The counts provided by the Supervisors of Election in Palm Beach and Broward Counties are as follows:
Turnout for this election was very light. In a district with 344,912 eligible voters, 36,278 people voted – that’s 10.5%. If you compare the parties, Democrats had the edge in turnout with 28,118 voting out of about 234,228 or 12%, while 8160 Republicans voted out of about 110,684 or 7%. Since a Republican win would need a big percentage of that party’s voters going to the polls, the lack of interest in the primary does not bode well.