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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
VOTE - IT'S ELECTION DAY TODAY .......
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
IT’S ELECTION DAY .......
STATE ATTORNEY & JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2020
EARLY VOTING COUNTED; VOTE BY MAIL PARTIALLY COUNTED.
TODAY'S VOTE - 94% COUNTED.
JUDGE TUNIS IS IN BIG TROUBLE - SHE IS NOW LOSING 57% - 43%; JUDGE REBULL ALSO BEHIND 51%-49%; JUDGE MANSFIELD LOSING TOO 51% - 49%.
ANYONE NOTICING A CERTAIN PATTERN?
NUMBERS ARE BELOW:
MAJOR UPSET BREWING IN BROWARD STATE ATTORNEY'S RACE:
Harold Fernandez Pryor - 21%
Joe Kimok - 19%
Sarahnell Murphy - 18%
Fernandez Rundle (I) - 61%
Melba Pearson - 39%
CIRCUIT COURT CONTESTED RACES
GROUP 55 (OPEN SEAT - Judge Jeri Beth Cohen retiring)
"Nike" Adebayo - 49%
Joe Perkins - 51%
GROUP 57 (OPEN SEAT - Judge Bernard Shapiro retiring)
Carmen Cabarga - 59%
Roderick Vereen - 41%
Thomas Rebull (I) - 49%
D. Martinez-Scanziani - 51%
Mavel Ruiz (I) - 55%
Marcia G Hansen - 45%
Dava Tunis (I) - 43%
Rosy Aponte - 57%
COUNTY COURT CONTESTED RACES
Joseph Mansfield (I) - 49%
"Mike" Mirabal - 51%
Christine Bandin (I) - 77%
Shaun Spector - 23%
For the past two weeks Early Voting sites have been open throughout the County. Also, many of you have chosen to vote using VOTE-BY-MAIL ballots. Today the polls are open and, if you waited until today, you must go to the precinct you are assigned to and cast your votes there.
Here is what we will be following and reporting on tonight:
There are seven contested judicial elections this year with five contests in Circuit Court and two more in County Court. Three incumbent Circuit Court Judges and two incumbent County Court Judges face opposition. Two other Circuit Court races have open seats due to the retirement of the sitting judge. Finally, our incumbent State Attorney faces a strong test against an experienced opponent.
Pick your seven winners and list them in the Comments section. Tie-breaker for first place prize - pick your winner for State Attorney.
P.S. Just a friendly reminder that, 11 weeks from today, that's 77 days in dog count, you get to cast your vote for POTUS.
CAPTAIN OUT .......