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More Proof That Condo Clout Is Dead In Broward

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Century Village’s pathetic turnout in the Deerfield Beach city election on Tuesday brings to mind David’s lament from The Bible: “How are the mighty fallen!”

A decade or so ago, Century Village could reliably turn out thousands of votes in any election.

On Tuesday, there were 1,317 votes cast in the 7 precincts.

Compare that with Weston’s Seat 3, where there were 3,441 votes in 13 precincts.

Weston turned out roughly 77 voters-per-precinct more than once mighty Deerfield Beach.

Two more points from the March municipal elections:

Bernie Parness, a Democratic leader in Century Village, won a commission seat with 552 votes in a field of three. That’s not exactly a show of political clout compared to the time when Amadeo “Trinchi” Trinchitella could turn out more than that before the sun rose.

With those kind of pitiful numbers behind him, can Parness realistically hope to block the expansion of Southwest 10th Street, a key campaign pledge?

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 18, 2017 

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Buddy Nevins has been a South Florida journalist for over 40 years. His columns appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News and then the Sun-Sentinel. Nevins now writes for his own website, www.browardbeat.com. The opinions expressed by Buddy Nevins are strictly his own and not those of the SouthFloridaReporter.