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Hundreds of voters arrived at the Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters on Sunday after learning they would get another opportunity to request, fill out, and submit last-minute absentee ballots. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Election Emails Describe Chaotic Election Day

As people voted hours after midnight on election night, Miami-Dade county leaders were scrambling to fix what had been days of chaos.

CBS Miami–11/30/2012

US President Barack Obama waves to supporters following his victory speech on election night in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Photo by: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Counties Still Counting Ballots

While Miami-Dade County saw some of the longest lines to vote in the state, the County finished counting its ballots Thursday as other large counties like Palm Beach and Broward continue to try to tally the final vote.

CBS Miami–11/09/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Election Fumbling Costs It Relevancy On National Stage

In 2000, Florida became the punch line of jokes everywhere after having problems with a one-page punch card ballot. This year, Florida’s ballot was as long as 12 pages in some parts of the state which spelled disaster.

CBS Miami–11/08/2012

Toll Schedule

Exclusive: Thousands In Unpaid Miami-Dade County Vehicle Toll Bills Discovered

What happens when a county employees take a county vehicle through a toll plaza without paying? It turns out that hundreds of thousands dollars of fines are due and it may surprise you just how much taxpayers may have to pay.

CBS Miami–09/25/2012

Shutters

Shutters Need To Go Up Across S. Florida

As uncertainty remained as to exactly where Tropical Storm Isaac may come ashore in South Florida, emergency management officials in Miami-Dade County are trying to answer a key question: is this storm a shutter event.

CBS Miami–08/25/2012

Luis Garcia David Rivera 25th Congressional District

Refusing To Back Down, Candidates Question Absentee Ballots

Joe Martinez has still not conceded to Mayor Carlos Gimenez, despite a double-dose of elections proof.

08/17/2012

(Source: City of Hialeah)

Hialeah Mayor Backs Gimenez Rival Last Year, Gimenez Now

Flip-flops are frequent in politics, but in South Florida, this is a biggie. Last year, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez supported Julio Robaina, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s chief rival. That’s not the case this year.

CBS Miami–07/20/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Gimenez Proposes $5.9 Billion Budget

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has revealed a new 2012-2013 budget that will lower the property tax rate while trying to protect government services, programs for seniors and children, and prevent layoffs, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–07/13/2012

(Source: www.garciasseafoodgrill.com)

Steaks Vs. Stone Crabs Bet Over NBA Finals

It wouldn’t be a championship series without some local politicians placing a friendly wager. Monday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett got into the betting spirit.

CBS4–06/12/2012

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Exclusive: Miami-Dade Set To Lay Off Cops

For the first time in its 177 year history, the Miami Dade Police Department will begin laying off sworn officers on November 1.

CBS4–10/05/2011

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