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My experiences and lessons learned from the 2000 Florida recount

As a veteran of the events of 2000 where I was unfortunately on ground in Palm Beach County, the 2018 recount seems like a bit a of deja vu.  My role in 2000 was extensive. I was on the ground because I was a paid consultant essentially serving as a political strategist to an exceedingly […]

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 […]

Could the emerging I-95 corridor become the Dems Florida firewall? Environmental issues hurting the GOP badly it appears.

The vote projection models provided daily here at the Florida Squeeze by my colleague Dave Trotter have been invaluable to understanding how the 2018 election is shaping up to be potentially different than the most recent contests in this state. Growth rates have slowed in Florida over the last eight years and the population though […]

Florida Vote Projection Model – Day 9: Palm Beach Dems Coming Home?

Day 9 into our projection model and Democrats continue to make gains. But will they be enough to make the difference? Possibly, but we don’t know yet. Turnout Summary: Overall turnout in the state, so far, is at 6.21%. The Republican turnout rate is at 7.76%, while Democratic turnout is at 6.36%. NPA/Other turnout is […]

Palm Beach Democratic activists lodge complaint about Wexler/Turkey link

The names of those who have signed this letter about former Congressman Robert Wexler’s new lobbying relationship with the Turkish Government headed by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have been withheld in order to protect the anonymity of those who privately have expressed concerns. The letter was released to The Florida Squeeze under that condition. The content […]

Is Patrick Murphy’s “base” really secure against Jeff Atwater?

In the last few weeks we have been told Patrick Murphy is the most electable Democrat who could be potentially running for US Senate. As we have outlined before, much of this reasoning is based on outdated theories about “moderates” and the need to appeal to “mainstream” voters.  However, it must be conceded that the […]

Kimberly Mitchell attracting Democratic support in West Palm Beach Mayor’s bid (EDITED w/ Sen. Clemens Statement & UPDATED)

UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM Statement from Senator Jeff Clemens on Tuesday 2/10:  “I am in no way working on the Kimberly Mitchell campaign. I have not talked to Kimberly Mitchell in three years. I am not involved in the West Palm Beach Mayor’s race. Any reports to the contrary are untrue.”  Earlier today, our friends at Saint […]