Recall Results: Alvarez and Seijas Are Gone

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The people of Miami-Dade have spoken, and they were not ambiguous about it: County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas are out of a job. The total vote count isn't in just yet, but as of now, both were ousted with about 88 percent of voters checking "yes."

You can watch the rest of the votes come in at the county election website, but it's unlikely the numbers will change much.

While turnout was strong by Miami-Dade municipal election standards, the website estimates that voter turnout still sat at a relatively dismal 15 percent. So the landslide results aren't that shocking. Neither Alvarez nor Seijas did much in the way of mounting a campaign to save themselves outside of failed legal challenges. Voters who turned out were likely motivated to do so to recall the pair.

So now two politicians, one notoriously nasty and the other who ranges from shady to clueless, are out of a job. Now comes the fun of deciding who will replace them. This being Miami-Dade, we aren't too hopeful the replacements will be much better. Please, prove us wrong.

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Natalo45
Natalo45

Geez, Miami, its ABOUT TIME. Alvarez ans Seijas are but two individual that represent everything wrong with political administrators in this City - just plain greedy scum. Now that the people have spoken, why not clean out the entire cesspool of self-serving turds (you're next Sarnoff) and tent the City to get rid of the remaining termites that are slowly eating us out of house and home?

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

Its time to clean up the house and send these losers back to Cuba. Next up: Tomas Regalado and his cronie police chief Exposito.

Joe
Joe

Sarnoff next please!

A mad citizen
A mad citizen

Hit the road Jack ...and don't you come back no more, no more, no more!!!! I honestly hope that we can continue on the sweeping mode, and kick out of office the rest of the bums in Miami and Miami-Dade County. We also need to change the laws so these "fine leaders" are not allowed to burn through the remainder of their budgets trying to buy votes during the recall campain.

thestrawbuyer
thestrawbuyer

Thank you to all the voters who simply had enough of this bullshit.

Lilimesa1
Lilimesa1

This sends a message be careful how much you want to stick it to the taxpayers and think they will just sit there and take it. If I have to tighten my belt when it comes to spending so does the government and the government workers.

Herby Garcia
Herby Garcia

Kyle from what I read Alvarez spent nearly $250,000 to try to save himself. And Seijas another $150,000. That seems like they did a great deal to try and save themselves. I am glad they are gone. Especially Seijas, we can finally get some new blood in our district.

Yama
Yama

Hey all of you "leaders" - don't underestimate the anger of the voter!

sade
sade

Thank you heysoos. Thank you. I think we should just go leaderless for a while. How to "clean" those offices out? So much icky joo joo.

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