Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.
Random election results:
UPDATED: The votes are in, and all of the races below are official.
The first is that Sylvia Poitier is sailing to reelection in Deerfield Beach, despite all the scandal and her painfully obvious corruption. With only one precinct uncounted, just 714 people voted in her district, which isn't a good sign for our democracy.
In Oakland Park, Shari McCartney has a strong lead over her two opponents with 18 of 22 precincts in.
Diane Bendekovic has a 55-43 lead over Jerry Fadgen with 26 of 39 precincts reporting in the Plantation mayoral race. Also in that city, Lynn Stoner has a comfortable lead, so it looks like another loss for Hammond (Plantation, incidentally, has yet to ever elect a black commissioner). Sharon Uria is trouncing Dale Holness' cousin, Jeff, in a landslide.
And one of the closest races is in Dania Beach, where Pat Flury has a tiny lead over Bobbie Grace. With 11 of 12 precincts reporting, Flury has 1,123 votes to Grace's 1,082, or 41 votes.
Another close one is in Miramar, where Yvette Holt holds a hairline lead over Wayne Messam, 891 to 869, with 27 of 32 precincts counted.
Voter turnout looks abysmal at 10.5 percent. I think a lot of people took the "Don't vote, it only encourages them" route.
See all the results live here
List of apparent winners inside.
Diane Veltri Bendekovic
*Extremely close races with outcome that could possibly change with recount, absentee, etc.
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