The absentee ballot scandal, which has already marred two Miami-Dade political campaigns, has now focused its attention on a county commissioner and the uncle of Hialeah’s former mayor.
A Hialeah woman could face corruption charges. This is not the first time ballot brokering has made news in South Florida.
Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
Florida will sue the Department of Homeland Security to gain access to a federal database in its efforts to purge ineligible voters from the rolls, according to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, the state’s top election official.
As Governor Rick Scott and the state government prepare to defy a federal request to stop the voter roll purge; the constant claim from Scott and the Republican legislature has been the purge is needed to prevent voter fraud.
Nearly all the major candidates in Haiti’s presidential election called for Sunday’s election to be voided amid allegations of fraud and reports that large numbers of voters were turned away from polling stations across the quake-stricken country. Twelve of the 19 candidates endorsed a joint statement denouncing the voting as fraudulent and calling on their supporters to show their anger with demonstrations against the government and the country’s Provisional Electoral Council, known as the CEP.