Former Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez is back in government, after beating former South Miami mayor Julio Robaina in Tuesday’s special election, 53-47%. The win was kept secret until late Thursday afternoon, when the 3rd District Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit challenging the vote. The results were suppressed to give the court time to decide.
Miami-Dade county commissioners are expected to file an emergency appeal Wednesday, according to the Department of Elections. Meanwhile, Ricardo Corona, an attorney and Spanish television personality spoke out Tuesday.
A Miami-Dade circuit court judge ruled late Monday to temporarily suppress the results for tomorrow’s District 7 race.