Friday, April 27, 2012
David Rivera & Alex Diaz de la Portilla: A case study. By Geniusofdespair
Yes, this is only a 2008 election of Republican State Executive Committeeman but still very interesting. If you look at election day and early voting only, Alex Diaz de la Portilla got 16,178 and David Rivera got 15,592, that would have made Alex the vote winner. When you add in absentee ballots the story changes: David Rivera gets 3,028 more votes then Alex. David Rivera is one candidate that we KNOW is tied into to the absentee ballot machine. I am told he is the boletera's darling. In this election it is pretty clear that absentee ballots changed the results.
Most of the time when I complain that a candidate got too many absentee ballots relative to other voting methods, they tell me that Democrats don't use absentee ballots as much, so that is why absentee's are lopsided in favor of Republicans. Well, then, explain this one to me: This is Republican on Republican. I would expect in all manners of voting, the ratio would have been similar. But here the absentee's are lopsided. Why?
The Miami Herald blasted David Rivera in an editorial today re: the State Attorney's close-out memo.