Election Day

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    The State Rep Versus the Frog Puppet: Election Day Races You Should Know About

    Election Day has arrived, and while the big battle remains Scott versus Crist and whether you want to vote for medical marijuana, there are also some pretty important local races going down you may want to be aware of. While voting can be a time-consuming affair, no one should just vote for the thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Angry "Defend Jerusalem" Protesters Calling Obama "Chickenshit" on Election Day

    Protesters Call Obama "Chickenshit" on Election Day from Voice Media Group on Vimeo. The sign Bob Kunst was waving on the street corner in front of the Torch of Friendship monument this past weekend reads "OBAMA IS THE 'CHICKENS**T! JEW HATING JIHADIST." Doozy is an understatement for Kunst, a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Florida Has the Most Expensive Midterm Election in the U.S.

    As ever, Florida is at the center of Election Day for dubious reasons. This time around, it's basically because no other state has spent more on elections this year than the Sunshine State. All told, the 2014 election cycle has raised a whopping $345 million, reports the Miami Herald. And accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Charlie Crist Edges Out Rick Scott in Final Quinnipiac Poll

    With Election Day a mere five days away, the Governor's race continues to look like a photo finish. But, in a seemingly last-minute twist, Qunnipiac University's latest poll (and last before the election) has given Charlie Crist a slight edge over Rick Scott. The number increases a bit when Libertar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Broward County School Officials Want $800 Million in Taxpayer Money to Fix Schools in Disrepair

    Election Day on Tuesday is going to decide an important local issue that could impact schools in Broward. Voters are being asked to decide on a referendum that would help fund safety projects for public schools in Broward. Taxpayers are being asked to foot the $800 million bill that will help repai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Florida Medical Marijuana Is "Done," According to Latest Poll

    Last week, news broke that Amendment 2 was in serious danger of not getting the necessary 60 percent in order to pass. And now, with Election Day exactly one week away, another poll says it's still not looking great for medical marijuana legalization. Gravis Marketing, a PR firm based in Winter Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Pouring $1.6 Million Into TV Ads (UPDATE)

    Update: United For Care campaign manager Ben Pollara released a statement on Drug Free Florida's planned TV ads: "It's no surprise Drug Free Florida Committee is making such a large buy so far out from Election Day. When your basic position runs completely counter to public opinion, millions in mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Blogger Files Complaint Against Judge Steven Feren Over Campaign Fliers

    Today is Election Day, time to cash out on a season's worth of primary drama. Also, your mailbox will soon be filling up with less junk -- hopefully. But just now as we're getting ready to shelve politics for a couple of months, a sideshow issue has broken out in one of Broward's most important judi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Our Cover Story: A Ten-Step Program on How You Can Become a Pot Mogul, Maybe

    This week, our cover story in the print edition of New Times dispenses a ten-step program on how you can jump in on the medical marijuana craze that is expected to hit Florida soon and become a pot mogul. Or, not. Writer Francisco Alvarado went out and did all the research on what it takes to bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Today: Supreme Court Hearing on Medical Marijuana

    Today is pretty much Super Bowl Sunday for the medical marijuana issues here in Florida, at least for the next year. The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday over the 75 words proponents want to include on next year's ballot, an initiative that would open the doors for doctors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Tom Truex Is Your New Broward GOP Leader

    After a short-lived term as Broward Republican chairman came to a close for Rico Petrocelli because he didn't get along with people, or some such thing, the Broward GOP had a chance to really come out swinging, especially after getting slammed in the November elections, and choose a new leader who d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Allen West Forms New PAC -- the "Allen West Guardian Fund." Who's Donating?

    Disgraced ex-military man and confessed torturer Allen West's sell-by date is long past. His 15 minutes should have been up when he conceded defeat in his race for reelection in Florida's 18th Congressional district last fall, after playing the victim card through a petulant few weeks of post-E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Tuesday: Rallies Planned Outside West Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Office

    Tuesday, March 5, is the first day of the legislative session for Florida lawmakers. And rabble-rousers are not letting it go unnoticed. People affiliated with a progressive group called Awake the State, whose emphasis is on protecting middle-class families, intend to rally at 5 p.m. outside the Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Marco Rubio Voted No on Fiscal Cliff Bill

    On the first ay of the brand new year, the House voted 257-167 to approve the Senate bill that would avoid major tax hikes and spending cuts and keep us all from falling over the so-called "fiscal cliff," which would've been a terrible way to start 2013. The GOPers wanted to amend the Senate's bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Susan Bucher, Palm Beach Elections Chief: Champion of Civil Liberties

    Friends in the Palm Beach Chapter of the ACLU recently asked us if we had any suggestions whom they might grace with its 2013 Harriette Glasner Freedom Award, "for a Palm Beach County resident whose life and work embodies the values and ideals of the Constitution and the ACLU." When do we ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012
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    November 14, 2012

    Bill Clinton Chows Down at Cafe Boulud

    Bill Clinton, escorted by a group of secret service agents, walked into Cafe Boulud last evening at around 9:30 p.m. for an intimate dinner with 14 friends. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, Clinton and pals dined at a courtyard table at the tony restaurant inside the exclusive Brazilian Court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Election Day Fun: Obama, Romney Top Ten Food Art (Pictures)

    First off, here's a non-paid and non-partisan political announcement from Clean Plate Charlie -- get out and vote. This election is extremely close and every vote counts. No matter who you want to see in the White House for the next four years, it's your civic duty to vote.  Besides, you totall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Broward County Didn't Do Enough to Help Voters Cast Ballots Early

    The refrain at the Broward County Supervisors of Elections goes something like this: We told voters everything they needed to know. It's not our fault the lines were so long. We've been preaching absentee ballots for months. People knew everything they needed to. Believe us: They did. We did absolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Voting Problems Rampant in Broward-Palm Beach

    Nate Silver of Five Thirty Eight ran one last projection for Florida, and this is what he has: Our projected margin in Florida now Obama 49.797, Romney 49.775 YOINKS. So, naturally, Florida is prepared and ready to churn out a smooth election. And by "ready to churn out a smooth election," we mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Donald Trump, Michael Moore, LeBron James, and Other Celeb Election Day Tweets!

    Election Day wouldn't be complete without celebs taking to Twitter and letting us know what's what. Particularly because so many of us were on the fence as to who we'd be voting for. I WILL NOT CAST MY VOTE UNTIL I'VE READ WHAT JOHN CUSACK'S TWEETS ABOUT MITT ROMNEY SAY.After the jump, we examine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Obama, Romney Tweet Their Election Day Snacks

    Though the polls officially close in Florida in just a few minutes, this is where the game really begins. We suggest getting a beer and some popcorn and settling down for a long night of speculation, talking heads, and incessant chatter to fill up the dead air that is the waiting game on election ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Election Day 2012 Deals: Free Food and Free Drinks in South Florida

    Before you hit the bar on Tuesday night to watch the election results roll in (and either toast to victory or drink away defeat, provided this doesn't turn into the ongoing shit-storm some are predicting) why not put a little food in that belly? A few local restaurants and bars will be rewarding S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Allen West Accuses Florida Democrats of "Nefarious Actions"

    Commie Hunter, master conspiracy theorist, and Romance novelist Allen West went on Fox & Friends this morning and accused the Florida Democrats of "nefarious actions" when it comes to all this "asking for an extra day to vote in early voting" fiasco. "[I] think you're starting to see some nefa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Obama Wins; Local Power Brokers Back to Business as Usual

    It's over -- the election, that is -- and we're already back to business as usual in Palm Beach County: favorable official treatment of questionable businesses, hypocritical maneuvering by powerful lawyers, and rampant dissembling by deep-pocketed merchants of crap.What's that you say? Election Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Big Early-Voting Numbers in Broward, Palm Beach

    In some cases, it's taken five minutes, in others, almost three hours, but people on Broward and Palm Beach Counties are coming out in droves to vote early. Nearly 80,000 people hit the early-voting booths over the weekend, with the biggest turnout coming from Broward, which recorded 54,338 early v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Early Voting Places in Broward County and Palm Beach County

    Voting. It's your civic duty. It's your right as an American. It's a big pain in the butt in your busy life. The good news is early voting got kicked off in Florida over the weekend, and runs through November 3rd. Which means, you can now stop complaining about politicians on blog comment boards a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Michelle Obama Will Be in Davie on Monday

    First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking to supporters in Davie this Monday, a few hours before the third and final presidential debate takes place in Boca. Michelle is hitting up South Florida five days before early voting kicks off (October 27) and will look to rally supporters to help orga ... More >>

  • Film

    October 18, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    Rick Scott Continues Dumb Voter-Purge Crusade

    Rick Scott is back on the voter-purge horse because Rick Scott is a voter fraud crusader! *Trumpet blast* On Wednesday, state officials sent local elections supervisors a list of 198 people on the voter rolls who are supposedly noncitizens. The state said about 38 of those registered voters had c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    7-Eleven's Presidential 7-Election Returns; Free Coffee on Friday, September 28

    7-Eleven is no stranger to clever marketing schemes, but their 7-Election campaign -- which kicked off earlier this month -- is, like, genius level selling. Now through Election Day (Tuesday, November 6) cast your vote by spending money while a subsidiary tallies the election; just like in real life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    West Palm Activists: Suspect Voter Fraud? Shoot On Sight.

    Fed-up with rampant voter fraud and not gonna take it any more? Tired of liberal activist judges playing footsie with the likes of ACORN and making a mockery of democracy? Here's a novel solution: "If you are a legal gun owner in the state of Florida and you suspect someone on Election Day is commi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Voting in Florida Today? Good Luck! Here Are Five Things to Remember

    Does your heart thrum with excitement when you fill in a little bubble? Do you feel your most beautiful when adorned with an "I Voted" sticker? Do you believe in the power of representative democracy to make sure your wishes are voiced by those with the power to effect change?No, no, and no? Well, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    How Allen West Uses the Military and Ignores Its Biggest Problems

    The political entity that is Congressman Allen West would not exist without the military. It is his sole qualification for office, and he touts it at every opportunity. You would be hard-pressed to find any public statement from "the Colonel" that doesn't mention his military service, and he's justi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    House Republicans Agitating for Health-Care-Themed Gov't Shutdown; Florida Reps Love It

    If you're wondering what the next ridiculously destructive posturing move House Republicans are going to be embarking upon (other than seeking reelection), it just might be outlined in a letter that they sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner.Details started coming out this week about the letter, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Connie Mack Says Bill Nelson Voted for Getting Monkeys High on Coke (VIDEO)

    We're a little more than six months away from Election Day, and you know what that means -- it's time to brace yourself for attack-ad season.Florida Republican Rep. Cornelius "Connie Mack" McGillicuddy sent one out on the airwaves yesterday that didn't have very much content in its 30 seconds, but w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    In Lake Worth, Election Day Is Never Boring (Dildo, Anyone?)

    How can you not vote for this guy?​Today is Election Day, and in case you were tempted to stay home because the candidates are all local nobodies, the City of Lake Worth is here to change your mind.Here in the Brooklyn of South Florida, we have a City Commission candidate who, in addition to being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    New Voting Laws in Florida and 13 Other States May Affect 5 Million Eligible Voters, Study Says

    ​New voting laws passed in 14 states -- states that control 171 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a presidential election -- could make voting "significantly harder" for more than 5 million people who are actually eligible to vote, according to a new study.As many as 1 million of those peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Deerfield Beach Special Election Is Today. Try to Avoid Voting for an Alleged Criminal This Time

    ​If you live in District 2 of Deerfield Beach, today is Election Day.Thanks to the fact that the last commissioner, Sylvia Poitier, has been suspended for allegedly falsifying public records a few times, today's special election will find someone to replace her for the rest of her term -- which en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Sunrise Looks Brighter After Electoral Overhaul

    My apologies for the commenting problems; they seem to be continuing this morning. I have no idea why some of the comments have gone through while most don't. The tech folks at NT headquarters worked on it yesterday, and we'll see if they can finally get it working when they get up this morning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Head of Florida Dems Thanks Supporters for "Brighter Future"?

    Where were the Dems while this guy won?​Yes, a wave of anti-Obama, pro-Tea Party sentiment swept the country Tuesday. But even considering the national trend, Florida Dems took a beating that can't simply be blamed on the miserable economy or a knee-jerk desire for change.Going into Election Day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Little Guys Beat Wayne Huizenga

    If you seen Wayne Huizenga this weekend, be nice to the guy. Our local mogul took a bad beating on Election Day. ​No he wasn't backing Alex Sink -- he put a lot of money into helping to elect Rick Scott to the governor's mansion, including $100,000 into Scott's PAC, Let's Get To Work (I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Delray Beach "Discussion Group" Barred From Library After Retirees Turn Nasty

    Democracy: Old and angry.​For ten years, the Delray Public Library has been a site of democracy in action. Within its walls, the most senior of Delray Beach's citizens have argued the great issues of the day, sometimes intelligently, sometimes contentiously, and sometimes both.But no longer. Old p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Following the Allen West Money Part II: Questionable PACs

    Are donors getting fleeced by these PACs?​As Election Day nears, Republican congressional candidate and motorcycle enthusiast Allen West continues to haul in considerable dough from political action committees based outside of Florida.There are the usual suspects -- $6,000 from the House Conservat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Crist, Meek Dunce Meter: In Competition for Union Vote, Both Look Like Losers

    Teamster Charlie.​As Election Day approaches, the three-way U.S. Senate race between Independent Charlie Crist, Republican Marco Rubio, and Democrat Kendrick Meek gets stranger by the minute. In today's installment, Crist and Meek both canceled a scheduled talk at the Kravis Center in West Palm Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    Mid-Terms Came Too Late

    Here's what I'm tired of: America patting itself on the back for dumping the Republican Congress. Democracy works, they say. People were smart enough to see through the lies. America isn't really a dumb brute of a country. Ask Marilyn Ginsburg of Boynton Beach, who wrote a letter to the Sun-Sentinel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    A Day Late ...

    In his Miami Herald column, Channel 10's Michael Putney nails the obscene nature of Charlie Crist's ad campaign: ----------------------------------------------- "The principal reason for my cynicism is the avalanche of fiendishly clever and monstrously misleading political ads we've been subjec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    Vote the Bastards In

    It's Election Day. Here's a quick rundown of the races the Pulp is sort of interested in. I don't know if these are endorsements or predictions or a bit of both: -- Jim Davis over Rod Smith (stick it to Big Sugar). -- Jeremy Ring over Graber in Florida Senate District 32 (Graber's too mealy-mo ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004
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