Oh, yes, you did.
Only 13.22%, or 2,761 of the 20,890 registered voters in North Miami Beach voted in today’s City Council election.
Of the 2,622 ballots cast in Group 5, some of them possibly legitimate, 1,357 voters think it’s perfectly acceptable to allow the most corrupt politician in Miami-Dade County keep his seat for another four years.
Unless, of course, Frantz Pierre gets arrested, which is a distinct possibility in the near future.
Equally incredulous, in the race for Group 7, out of 2,667 ballots cast, 48.71% of them were given to a completely unknown retired City of Miami police officer who has done nothing for the City of North Miami Beach. Fortunately, Marlen Martell was re-elected, even if only by a mere sixty nine votes.
The sorta good news is that in Group 3, where the least amount of ballots were cast, Phyllis Smith only garnered 41.43% of a total of 2,595 votes, forcing her into a runoff with Michael Joseph, who grabbed 32.18%.
Aside from a near typical North Miami Beach voter turnout for a non-mayoral election, which was upgraded from the usual “dismal” to a slightly more respectable “pathetic,” the fact remains that only 2,761 people, or about 6.5% of the entire population, decided an election on behalf of 43,000 residents.
The rest of the residents of North Miami Beach will unfortunately suffer the consequences of the 18,129 registered voters who couldn’t be bothered to care about the future of their own city.
As a result, you get one corruptocrat…
Your only hope for redemption is that you have one more chance to keep North Miami Beach from a total epic fail by getting to the polls in two weeks. If you care about your community at all, you must vote for Michael Joseph and send the Squawking Yellow Parrot back to Montana.
Also, with any luck, the State Attorney will soon file charges against L’il Frantzie P so he can be removed from office.
In the meantime, city employees can protect themselves from Frantzie’s bullying and harassment by picking up a bottle of this:
Then, when he gets close enough to smell his moth balls …
In all seriousness, though, if you are one of the 1,357 morally challenged idiots who voted for Frantz Pierre, you sent a loud and clear message that you are perfectly happy with corrupt government officials.
Mazel tov! You just got the government you deserve.
Good luck with that.
“Spreading the Wealth”