One winner emerged in Florida’s election that wasn’t President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden.
It was the $15 an hour state minimum wage.
The initiative passed on Tuesday with 60.8% of the vote, just over the 60% minimum required for approval.
The approval rate surpassed both Trump’s and Biden’s support in many parts of the state. Florida’s popular vote went to Trump, who received 51.2% of the votes, versus Biden, with 47.8%.
The result “says a lot about how much voters in both parties are looking for government and policy makers to do something about the state of wages in America right now,” said David Cooper, senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, an independent, non-profit think tank.