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Black lawmakers: Rick Scott is suppressing the vote in SD 40 special election

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With four days left before voters decide the winner of a heated contest for an open Senate seat in Miami, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus (FLBC) is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of suppressing the vote in District 40. After power was knocked out in large parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida Democrats asked Scott to postpone the Sept. 26 special election between Democrat Annette Taddeo and Republican former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz. Scott did not take up the request. In…

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Jamie Bennett’s newest consultant reaches deal in election fraud investigation

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According to the North Country Gazette, Miami political consultant Derek Newton, recently hired by Jamie Bennett to run his mayoral campaign, has reached a tenative plea deal in a three-year long election fraud investigation involving the 2006 campaign for State Representative District 108 when authorities say he tried to sabotage a candidate running against his client. According to the report: “Detective Joseph Curl of the Public Corruption Unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed Wednesday that the case in which…

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