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Last-minute lawsuit challenges Miami Beach candidate's residency


An emergency lawsuit was filed Friday to get Miami Beach Commission candidate Sherry Kaplan Roberts off of Tuesday’s ballot.

She has been dogged by allegations that she doesn’t live in the city — a requirement to run for office there.

Roberts said the suit had been filed by local blogger John P. Morgan. He recently filed an elections complaint against Roberts for the same reason.

“This is a charade and a joke, and there’s no merit,” Roberts said. “This is the worst of political dirty tricks and it won’t work to distract us.”

Roberts accused one of her opponents, Micky Steinberg, of actually being behind the suit.

Steinberg’s husband, Richard, hit “reply all” to an email notifying several people about the lawsuit, Roberts said. His email pointed out where Roberts was located so she could be served with the suit.

Richard Steinberg is a former Miami Beach state representative. He resigned after a texting scandal.

More here.