The ongoing criminal investigation into an absentee-ballot request case took investigators to the private office of North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau Friday morning.
Voters hoping to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Miami-Dade County special election have just a few hours to contact the Miami-Dade Elections Department.
The Miami-Dade County Special Election is scheduled for next Tuesday, but the deadline to get absentee ballots is a little more than 24 hours away.
Hundreds of pages of documents and recorded phone calls detail an absentee ballot investigation that led prosecutors to charge two campaign aids working for former Miami mayoral candidate Francis Suarez.
Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff, Jeffrey Garcia, resigned Friday for his involvement in a scheme to manipulate last year’s election.
North Miami’s election took another bizarre turn late Friday afternoon. Miami-Dade’s Canvasing Board, in an abundance of caution, chose not to certify the vote. Instead they invited losing candidates to come to Doral and inspect ballots.
Broward voters are able to request, fill out and return an absentee ballot on Election Day.
It’s a record breaking year for absentee ballot voting in Broward County.
Less than 24 hours before Election Day, Democrats in Florida have jumped to a 167,000 vote lead over Republicans out of the 4.5 million early votes and absentee ballots that have been cast thus far.
When Miami-Dade election department workers locked the doors of their Doral headquarters on voters who showed up to vote by absentee ballot on Sunday, anger spread through the line of nearly 200 people and lingered even after voting resumed about an hour later.