Tag Archives: Broward County

Ron DeSantis and Broward County: A huge opportunity to build a reform resume

Broward County is front and center of in the 2018 Florida recount controversies, The county is again in the national headlines for the wrong reasons. Whether it’s school shootings, elected officials being thrown in jail, a bomb suspect arrested or a ponzi schemer being caught, Broward, Florida’s second most populated county has quite a rap […]

Precinct analysis: What is happening in Broward?

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the writing of this article, I have been able to look at the numbers in the Congressional races in Broward County and compare their undervotes with the Senate undervotes (something, admittedly, I should have done sooner). The same issue is happening in these Congressional races as it is in the US Senate […]

Why does Florida always seem to get counting votes wrong? A short primer (or defense).

As a veteran of the 2000 recount and several subsequent close Florida elections (to understand my recount role just Google my name and 2000 recount or 2000 Florida recount or whatever) I can attest to the seemingly constant electoral problems our state appears to have.  But in defense of our state, I would say voting […]

Democrats in Broward failing the eye test at “grassroots” efforts

This Labor Day Weekend political leaders from around Broward County gathered at the annual labor ball. While organized labor is supposed to represent the common working women and men, the labor ball seems to represent each and every year a political shindig that only elites and those connected to powerful interests, usually within the Democratic […]

The Broward Squeeze: Handicapping Senate District 33

Eleanor Sobel who won this seat in a hotly contested 2008 Primary with two other former State House members is term-limited. Like most other Broward County-based seats, this race will be decided in the Democratic Primary. The 33rd District, includes Includes Dania Beach, Davie , Plantation and portions of Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, […]

Introducing the Broward Squeeze

During the course of the past several months we have editorialized on this website about the importance of local elections and a renewed focus on local government for progressives. In that spirit, TFS will be launching a series of locally oriented sites beginning May 1st. The Broward Squeeze will launch later this week and will […]

Rules Reform and the north vs central vs south dichotomy in FDP thinking

One of the major topics of discussion coming off an electoral defeat for the Florida Democratic Party has been reforming the rules that govern the party and how chairs of the state party are selected. A feeling has begun permeate the ranks of the state party that so few stakeholders exist to really make the […]

Should Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceaser consider a run for Supervisor of Elections?

In 2014, the Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office was again the epicenter of controversy and ineptitude during the election cycle.  The elections office was a model of inefficiency in how ballots were decimated, candidate qualifying was handled and elections were conducted. The current SOE, Dr. Brenda Snipes has failed to work effectively with the County […]

Miami is emerging as the “new” New York for international media

Miami and the greater South Florida area have long benefited from geography and climate. In recent years, Miami has emerged as a truly global destination and one of the most recognizable American cities abroad. While the area’s reputation isn’t always pristine domestically or even in the state of Florida, internationally the image of the area […]

Florida Democrats at a crossroads – Broward County and the FDP

Democrats from Broward County like to believe they are the ones that matter most – the ones that win the state for Democrats. While Broward provided the margin of victory for Lawton Chiles in 1994 and President Obama in 2012 while also essentially winning the state for Al Gore in 2000 (Miami-Dade can be blamed […]