Absentee ballots have been sent out for this year's primary, which means it's officially election season in Miami-Dade. Of course, every election season here ends up with someone getting busted for voter fraud. Well, the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association is at least hoping to make someone a ... More >>
Remember when in the summer of 2012, just months before the presidential election, Gov. Rick Scott launched a purge of potentially ineligible voters? Thousands of Floridians -- including World War II veterans -- mistakenly received the threatening letters. The state spent hundreds of thousands of do ... More >>
Since winning a seat on the Miami City Commission in 2009, Francis Suarez worked hard to forge his own political identity and avoid the type of absentee ballot voter fraud scandal that derailed his father's mayoral run in 1997. But now the young Cuban American Republican is in full damage control af ... More >>
Rick Scott's supposed plan to derail voter fraud in Florida resulted in nothing but long lines and the discovery of very little voter fraud. But now it seems there was at least one case of fraud in the past presidential election: a convicted felon wore an "I Voted" sticker to a meeting with her ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the election debacle in Florida.On the last Saturday of early voting, my wife and I stood in a line that went around the ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's Department of State recently amassed a list of 180,000 possible non-citizens who were registered to vote in Florida. Eventually that list was whittled down to 2,600, and even many on that list were found to be actual citizens.Turns out so far only a single person on that list of re ... More >>
A second arrest has been made in a now expanding case of absentee ballot voter fraud, and the latest suspect has some interesting family connections.Sergio Robaina, the 76-year-old uncle of former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, has been charged with two felony counts of voter fraud and two misdemeanor ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wants the feds to investigate the latest election fraud scandal in Miami-Dade.President Barack Obama needs to send the Justice De ... More >>
In a recently released deposition from his ongoing criminal trial, Jim Greer, the former chair of the Republican Party of Florida, claims the party actively tried to find ways to get African Americans not to vote. He claims the party also squashed efforts at minority outreach, as they were not a goo ... More >>
George Zimmerman has just lost his attorneys. Well, acutally his attorneys have lost track of him. They haven't heard from him in days, but know he's been making recent moves against their advice. So basically they held a press conference today to say they've withdrawn from the case.
Today, The Miami Herald, a newspaper that has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes in its history for covering things such as voter fraud, the Haiti earthquake and U.S. Iran-Contra affair, took to its Twitter to publicly congratulate Kim Kardashian, a basic cable reality television star who rocketed to fame af ... More >>
Democratic congresspeople Kendrick Meek and Jan Schakowsky both come from the kind of heavily left leaning, big city districts they could hold for life. Of course, Meek is cutting his tenure short to run for Senate, and Schakowsky almost saw her term --and life-- ended Mama Cass style. Thank ... More >>
via TMZFresh off a skanky smack down at the hands of Tina Fey on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, Michelle "Bombshell" McGee is set to guest host at LIV. Yes, the lady famous for flirting with Nazi propaganda and giving Sandra Bullock's husband full range of her tattooed body will be coming to ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Early on in my ongoing tour of duty for New Times, I had the pleasure of telling the story of Fane Lozman, a Miami native who made a small fortune as a Chicago software engineer before coming home in 2003. That year Lozman settled into a nondescript houseboat off the waters of No ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre This past April, I wrote about ethics complaints filed against Myron Rosner, who was recently elected North Miami Beach mayor. Two female NMB residents accused Rosner of abusing his official position to get away with making renovations to his house without obtaining necessary app ... More >>
In terms of current political scandals, the one engulfing Florida Speaker of the House Ray Sansom has been pretty dull. He wasn't a batshit insane narcissist with crazy helmet hair talking about how Senate seats were "fucking valuable" things. He didn't conspire with the opposition party to install ... More >>
"I'll get you, my Patty... And your little dog, too!" This past weekend, Terry Murphy, chief of staff of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas (subject of this week'scover story), was busy protecting his cushy government post. For the past two months, a political action committee has been ... More >>
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