Politics

 MIAMI-DADE –  six returning Miami-Dade County Commissioners were sworn in for new terms at an installation ceremony held at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
“When it comes to the trifecta of voter disenfranchisement  -- voter suppression, racial gerrymandering, and restriction of voting rights -- Thomas Farr is, sadly, one of the most experienced election lawyers in the country. Superior courts have ruled against him in case after case, citing the surgical precision with which the policies he champions have targeted voters of color, especially African-Americans.
EXPANDING DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL: For the first time in more than a decade Florida Democrats have a voice in the Florida cabinet directing the second largest economic driver of Florida’s economy and oversight on key issues of gun safety, land and water management and consumer affairs. Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried’s election was historic not only because she was the first woman to be elected to the position, but also the first Democrat.
Dear Peter, Well, things worked out a little differently than Grace and I had hoped, but let me say: I by no measure feel defeated.
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