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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

RUMPOLE SAYS MATHEMATICALLY AS OF 8 PM YOUR NEW JUDGES ARE MILENA ABREU, LIZZET MARTINEZ, YERY MARRERO, KRISTY NUNEZ, AND ELEANE SOSA-BRUZON  
UPDATE AT 9PM JUDGE MILLER RE-ELECTED 
UPDATE AT 9:30 BARKET ELECTED...GORDON MISSES WINNING OUTRIGHT AND AVOIDING  RUNOFF BY 2.5%. 

AS OF 10:45 PM, 100% REPORTING - SEE RESULTS BELOW

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION CENTRAL ..... PRIMARY RESULTS .....

Join us tonight as we follows the election returns in Miami-Dade County for the eight contested judicial seats.  The polls close at 7:00 PM and shortly thereafter we should be getting the numbers reported from the two weeks of Early Voting.  Next, we should begin receiving Absentee Ballot numbers. And throughout the night, we shall update you on the overall numbers.

EARLY VOTING & VOTE BY MAIL TURNOUT

As of yesterday, a total of 178,671 voters had already cast their ballots in Miami-Dade County. (Today, on election day, an additional 118,771 voters cast their ballot); Total Turnout 21%.

EARLY VOTING NUMBERS:

Republican - 16,802
Democrat   -  34,470
NPA           -    4,892
TOTAL      -  56,184

VOTED BY MAIL NUMBERS:

Republican - 50,852
Democrat   -  51,707
NPA           -  19,948
TOTAL      - 122,507 

COLUMN ONE RETURNS ARE FROM VOTE BY MAIL;
COLUMN TWO RETURNS ARE FROM EARLY VOTING;
COLUMN THREE INCLUDES ALL VOTES NOW TALLIED AS OF 10:00 PM (100% of all votes have been counted)

TWO SHOCKERS:

1. Andrew Gillum BEATS leads Gwen Graham in the Democratic Governor's primary by 40,200 votes (34%-31%) with 99% of the votes counted.

2. Michael Grieco, yes THAT Michael Grieco, WINS leads all candidates in State House 113, in the Democratic Primary: Grieco - 41%; Weithorn - 35%; Lalchandani - 24%.

CIRCUIT COURT

GROUP 8

Elisabeth Espinosa       59,362 - 19,877 - 47%

Judge David Miller       53,917 - 29,143 - 53%

 
GROUP 14

Vivianne del Rio           43,686 - 14,027 - 34.76%

Renee Gordon               45,190 - 27, 465 - 47.56%

Louis Martinez              23,254 - 7,352    - 17.58%

 
GROUP 25

Yery Marrero                 62,946 - 24,293 - 53%

Joe Perkins                     46,872 - 23,499 - 47%

 
COUNTY COURT

 
GROUP 2:

Rosy Aponte                   49,104 - 23,028 - 48%

Kristy Nunez                   59,514 - 24,123 - 52%

 
GROUP 32:

Lizzet Martinez               74,603 - 32,770 - 67%

Chris Pracitto                   35,247 - 14,872 - 33%

 
GROUP 33:

 
Olanike Adebayo               40,235 - 24,552 - 44%

Eleane Sosa-Bruzon           67,564 - 22,158 - 56%

 
GROUP 40:

 
Michael Barket                  56,417 - 26,306 - 54%

Elena Ortega-Tauler          52,473 - 20,737 - 46%

 
GROUP 43:
 
Milena Abreu                     66,574 - 32,339 - 65%

Mike Mirabal                      40,117 - 13,845 - 35%

Congratulations to Broward County Election's Supervisor who set a new record by posting their first returns at 8:06 PM.  UPDATE: Broward up to 40% of their precincts counted as of 9:00 PM; Dade at 94%.  I will never quite understand what the problem is North of the Border!

 
If a runoff is required in Group 14, it will take place on November 6th. Good luck to all of the candidates.
 
CAPTAIN OUT .......
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

34 comments:

Rumpole said...

Rumpole predicts

Circuit
Miller, Martinez, Marrero

County
Nunez, Pracitto, Adebayo, Barkett Abreu

Truman over Dewey, Nixon over Kennedy, Johnson over Goldwater, Carter over Ford.

Livin in the 80's said...

Can anyone cover be in Snyder and Morphonoous and Sepe tomorrow? I have a morning calendar call with Ryskamp and a motion with Kehoe.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I thought Colby was going to run for Circuit. He's been in county forever. It's bout time homie

Anonymous said...

Captain (or anybody else)

Why do they have runoffs in judicial races but not for any of the other primary races? When I was still involved in Florida political things, the law provided for runoffs in all primary races, state and federal.


Old Timer

Anonymous said...

Early exit polls....certain candidates looking strong. A few surprises...goona like the way the judges shake out rump.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


OLD TIMER:

You ARE an "old timer". This is the way the law was written going back to 1983:

100.061 First primary election.--In each year in which a general election is held, a first primary election for nomination of candidates of political parties shall be held on the Tuesday 9 weeks prior to the general election. Each candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast in each contest in the first primary election shall be declared nominated for such office. A second primary election shall be held as provided by s. 100.091 in every contest in which a candidate does not receive a majority.

This is the way the law is written as of 2005:

100.061 Primary election.--In each year in which a general election is held, a primary election for nomination of candidates of political parties shall be held on the Tuesday 9 weeks prior to the general election. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast in each contest in the primary election shall be declared nominated for such office. If two or more candidates receive an equal and highest number of votes for the same office, such candidates shall draw lots to determine which candidate is nominated.

In a partisan race (Dems and Repubs) where there are more than two candidates, (think this year's Dem Governor's primary where there are seven candidates, included five we have heard of: Gillum, Graham, Greene, King & Levine), the highest vote getter will win the primary and represent their party in the General Election in November. No more needing 50% plus one. That only takes place in non-partisan races - like judicial races. That means no more primary election runoff in October like we used to have. Now we go from the primary election in August to the general election in November.

And that's your Civics lesson for the day.

Cap Out .......

Juidical Poet said...

I'm the judicial elections poet.
I pick the winners before they know it.
I've looked into my crystal ball
and this is what I see
We're going to have a judge with the name of ….NIKE

Judicial Poet said...

I'm the judicial elections poet
I pick the winners before they know it
I'm going to say through and through
this is the name of the new judge for you...

MILENA ABREU

Judicial Poet said...

I'm the Judicial elections poet
I pick the winners before they know it
This is the new Judge
he's no por-a-cito
You will call his honor....

CHRIS PRACITTO

Juidical Poet said...

Judicial Poet
I'm the judicial elections poet
I pick the winners before they know it
This race is far from a thriller
Say congrats to our

JUDGE MILLER

Judicial Poet said...

I'm the Judicial Elections Poet
I pick the winners before they know it
How sure am I of this next result???
Very...
Your next Circuit Judge has the first name of

YERY

Uri in Ukraine said...

You Americans make me laugh. Ha ha ha ha (in Russian accent). You think your votes matter? As we say in Moscow---"really?".
Ha ha ha ha.

Men named Vasily and Leonid are choosing your judges. And make no mistake..we are making one of races a runoff because it costs your government more money for runoffs. We even may make a two person race runoff by having vote total exactly even.
So we are choosing your judges but you keep waiting in lines at polls like it matters. Oh...and you people in Aventura, you wondering why you wait in line so long today...internet problems...oh boy.

Greetings from Ukraine.

My Baloney has a first name said...

My new judge has a first name
It's O.l.a.n.i.k.e
My new Judge has a second name
It's A.d.e.b.a.y.o
Ohhhhh
I love to vote for her every day
and if you ask me why I'll say

Because Olanike Adebayo has a way
to be the very best judge elected today!!!

(sung to the tune of "My Baloney has a first name, its O.S.C.A.R...courtesy of the Oscar Mayer company, all rights reserved)

Judicial Poet said...

I'm the Judicial Elections Poet
I pick the winners before they know it
We have one race
that is a three way
the top two winners will have their say
in another election on another day
and of those two
without any boredom
One of the winners is RENEE GORDON!
And the one she will be facing
on another day
to follow the rule of completeness
It has to be....

LUIS MARTINEZ!!

Judicial Poet said...

I'm the Judicial Elections Poet
I pick the winners before they know it
The outlook for this race is not very "Rosy"
because your next judge won't be named Aponte
The winner of this one is clear as a hat with a fez
Your next judge in this race is named

KRISTY NUNEZ!!

Judicial Poet said...

I'm the Judicial Elections Poet
I pick the winners before they know it
I've spent the day
and picked every race
I did it in rhyme
like I do all the time
I picked every winner
of that I am sure
and if you don't like it
Rump will show you the door
The last race I lost
and winner I did not pick
if I name the race
it will make you sick
but for president
it might seem silly
but indeed I did pick Hillary
I've been ashamed
the winner I didn't see wouldn't be Clinton
and I felt like a chump
when we elected Trump
so forgive that mistake
we're all entitled to one
and know that today everyone I pick has already won.
And I'm done

Anonymous said...

poor Vivianne Del Rio. Clearly worked so hard and is the best candidate. Wonderful kind lovely person. Now another election runoff? How much will that cost her? Why not the JNC and Manny Kadre just appoint her?

Anonymous said...

MILLER BEATS DOUBLE EE
DON'T MESS WITH THE MIGHTY MILLER

GIRL WAS SPANKED LESSON LEARNED

Anonymous said...

rip csk in miller division

Anonymous said...

Miller won because of the Miller/Mudder/Haber karma connection.

Obi Wan said...

Miller wins!
Cole Scott Kissane loses.
Who woulda thunk it?

The evil empire loses its first death star and darth vader's fighter is hit and spins away.

Feel the force David!

Fake Dan Rather said...

Rump, I'm here at Miller election headquarters and the scene is pure mayhem...
the lights are being dimmed, the band had stopped playing and the judge is taking the stage and ….the crowd is going crazy screaming "six more year...six more years!" and when that chant dies down a "Tom Scott Sucks Tom Scott SUcks" chant picks up....Miller starts to speak but the crowd drowns him out with cheers and he gives a big smile and has both hands up in the air ala Nixon...this is quite a scene....

Anonymous said...


El Capitan is reporting election results quicker than any other news service. He must be implanted directly in election headquarters.

I'm here celebrating with Grieco as he heads to Tallahassee next year as your State House Rep (there is a Repub candidate who has no chance to beat him in November). GO GRIECO

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of winners! I’m with Del Rio in the runoff. She’s extremely hard working and deserving of the job. Espinosa is a class act, I met her recently. She is smart and hardworking; a breath of fresh air. I have no doubt that we will see more of her in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Please everyone.

Vote VIVIANNE DEL RIO

I love her. Great person. Will be so good as a Judge.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

NORTH OF THE BORDER .......

Broward County had a total of 12 contested judicial races. Two of them are still too close to call:

Judge Michael Usan is currently losing to challenger Richard Kaplan by 741 votes (109,604 - 108,863).

Judge Ernest Kollra is beating challenger Alan Schneider by 919 votes (109,484 - 108,565).

Broward County Election's Supervisor reported receiving 5,000 absentee ballots in the mail that arrived on Tuesday. Until they are counted, it will be impossible to declare a winner. And, there is still the possibility of a recount in both races.

In the other ten races, six contests have a winner, while four more move to a November run-off.

Shari Africk-Olefson beat Kristin Padowitz for an open seat in Circuit.

Susan Alspector beat Camille Coolidge-Shotwell for an open seat in Circuit.

Dan Casey beat Karen Berger for an open seat in Circuit.

County Judge Robert Diaz retained his seat over Mike Heise (59% - 41%)

County Judge Mike Davis retained his seat over Rhoda Sokoloff (57% - 43%)

County Judge Robert Lee retained his seat over Stephen Lustig (69% - 31%)

RUN-OFFS:

CIRCUIT COURT

Jason Allen-Rosner v. Stefanie Moon

Maria Markhasin-Weekes v. H. James Curry

COUNTY

Corey Cawthon v. Tanner Demmery

Allison Gilman v. Jackie Powell

CAP OUT .......

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


UPDATE:

USAN pulls ahead and is now leading by 336 votes. This one is going to go down to the wire folks.

Anonymous said...

Big props to Ariana who has taken over as USATTY. Finally transparency and honesty. Trump trump trump. No flips!!! MAGA people.

Anonymous said...

No flips

Anonymous said...

Peace, brotha, MAGA to you and all of your kin.

Anonymous said...

4 more years of Judge David Miller. God really does have a sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Glad for Miller. EE acted like a spoiled brat at the polls, badmouthing Judge Miller, talking down to the poll workers. She has a lot of growing up to do..Barket!! Wow..Happy for Nunez, Abreu, Marrero,

Anonymous said...

Elisabeth Espinosa was nothing but kind to everyone one at the polls and I have never heard her badmouth Miller. On the contrary she refused to engage with others who did badmouth him. I always saw her greet Miller very respectfully. My experiences with her were nothing but positive. She ran a positive campaign and she is one of the nicest, most sincere people I have met. Your comments are unjustified and unfair. Don’t be a sore winner.

Anonymous said...

Because of her life experiences, connection to the community, and because we need more people of color on the bench, I am going to work relentlessly to ensure Renee Gordon is elected.