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5 Things To Know On Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Posted at 5:23 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 05:23:48-04

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1. The results are in! Complete election results for Florida Primary
Incumbents U.S. Reps. Mast, Hastings, Frankel won their primary races and their opposite party opponents have also been decided.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony declared victory over Scott Israel in a heated Democratic primary.

The bulk of the ballots in the primary were clearly from mail-in ballots. Many voters chose to drop the ballots off themselves, especially Tuesday.

For the full list of results, click here.

Ballots removed from envelopes to be counted at the Palm Beach County Elections Tabulation Office in Riviera Beach, Fla. on Aug. 18, 2020.
Ballots removed from envelopes to be counted at the Palm Beach County Elections Tabulation Office in Riviera Beach, Fla. on Aug. 18, 2020.

2. Have you been on a cruise lately? It might be time to check your credit
Carnival Corp. says it was the victim of a ransomware attack that likely got some personal information about the cruise company’s guests and employees.

Carnival operates Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and other lines, but the company didn’t say in the filing which cruise line was affected.

The SEC filing also didn’t say how many people’s personal information may have been accessed.

3. It's official: Biden is the Democratic nominee
Tuesday’s virtual Democratic National Convention included the official nomination of Joe Biden for president, and a pitch from Biden's wife Dr. Jill Biden and two former Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

The DNC featured a video on Tuesday highlighting the friendship between former Senate colleagues John McCain and Joe Biden featuring Cindy McCain, Sen. McCain’s widow.

Jill and Joe Biden in March 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

4. Ready to return to Universal? You can get unlimited entry for $164
Universal Orlando Resort is offering Florida residents unlimited entry into its theme parks through December 24, 2020 when they purchase one full-priced adult ticket for $164.

That ticket will allow guests unlimited entry into Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Ticked holders can get unlimited entry into Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park for an additional $29.

5. Palm Beach woman named among 'Women of the Century' by USA TODAY
Palm Beach resident Nancy G. Brinker has been selected as one of USA TODAY’s “Women of the Century,” on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a date when some women earned the right to vote.

Brinker founded the largest breast cancer organization in the United States, named for her sister, Susan G. Komen. More recently, she has focused her efforts on a new personal mission: The Promise Fund of Florida.

Brinker worked with presidents and first ladies during multiple administrations to share the message of breast cancer survival.

Today's Forecast
Partly sunny, then scattered to numerous showers and storms in the afternoon and evening hours.

South Florida overnight forecast (8/18/20)

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On This Day In History
On August 19, 1934, Adolf Hitler, already chancellor, is also elected president of Germany in an unprecedented consolidation of power in the short history of the republic.