A conservative coalition focused on Florida school board elections had a big night on Tuesday with dozens of their candidates helping them gain influence over school boards around the state.

School boards have become ground zero for political fights over COVID-19 restrictions, curricula involving racism, and the rights of LGBTQ+ students and transgender athletes.

Although school board members are officially nonpartisan in Florida, conservative groups such as Moms for Liberty and 1776 Project PAC touted gaining conservative majorities on school boards in some of the biggest Florida counties following Tuesday's elections.

Those counties include Miami-Dade as well as Sarasota, Clay, Duval, and Brevard, according to the groups, which promote conservative education-related candidates and policies across the country.

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