As projected, an effort to get lawmakers to hold a special session on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has failed.
Although polling will continue until Monday, votes tallied by Wednesday afternoon showed it’s impossible now for supporters of a special session to get the necessary 96 votes out of 160.
The newly released total from the Florida Secretary of State’s office showed 83 lawmakers voted against the special session. Two Democrats, Rep. Mike Clelland, of Lake Mary, and Rep. Carl Zimmermann, of Palm Harbor, voted with 81 Republicans.
Only 37 lawmakers, all Democrats, voted for the special session. Thirty-nine lawmakers still have yet to cast a ballot. A non-vote is considered a 'no' vote.
Here are the totals: