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Miami-Dade mayor asks four commissioners to join elections advisory group

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has invited four commissioners to join an elections advisory group he will convene in the wake of the long lines county voters experienced on Election Day.

Gimenez sent letters to Commissioners Lynda Bell, Sally Heyman, Dennis Moss and Rebeca Sosa on Wednesday asking them to form part of the group and identify other community leaders who could participate. The group will conduct a precinct-by-precinct review of what happened Tuesday and make recommendations to the county -- including some to relay to Gov. Rick Scott and state lawmakers on early voting.

"We could always stand for improvement, and we will," Heyman said at a commission meeting Thursday.

Another commissioner, Javier Souto, also weighed in.

"Democracy is alive and well, and it worked -- it worked very well," he said. "The system got a little bit, uh, difficult at times, but it was about the people, too."

"I think there's always ways to improve on the mechanics of the thing," he added. "We have the best democratic system in the world."

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Eugenio Rodriguez

WHAT . . .? ARE THESE THE FOLKS THAT ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH THIS NATIONAL SCANDAL & OBVIOUS OBSTRUCTION OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT:

--"We could always stand for improvement," says Commissioner Heyman.

--"It worked very well," says Commissioner Souto.

I SAW SENIOR CITIZENS IN PAIN, FATIGUED; I SAW PREGNANT WOMEN WHO FINALLY GAVE UP . . . AND HOURS LATER WHEN WE FINALLY GOT IN AT THE SHENANDOAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRECINT, ONLY THREE VOTING MACHINES WERE WORKING!!!!!!

It worked very well" commissioner Souto?

Rosemary Rotolo

"It worked very well"--how stupid are these people?? What drugs are they taking??? Nothing worked well and we still don't have results!!! Thank goodness the election isn't hinging on LForida. As usual we are mhe laughing stock of the country.

ray

let's see a map of where the long lines were. then, we can see if this was a concerted effort to sway the elections -- it would be more than coincidental if it was in the mostly democratic polling stations (as it seems).

ers

what about public input..we were the ones standing in line not the Commissioner's or his honor

Flub

Mayor Gimenez' fake outrage reminds me of his equally incompetent counterpart across the bay, Matti "I'm Horrified" Bower. Who are the Morons who keep re-electing these dolts.

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