Voter Fraud, Flood Management And Venezuela On The Florida Roundup

Jul 28, 2017

This week on the Florida Roundup, Tom Hudson spoke with Palm Beach Post reporter Lawrence Mower and Sergio Bustos, senior editor with Politifact Florida, about claims of voter fraud in South Florida. Also discussed: the environmental problems that came from a very wet rainy season and this weekend's controversial vote in Venezuela. 

Evidence of voter fraud is found in Palm Beach County, but not a suspect, while Broward County is accused of not doing enough to make sure its voting rolls are accurate. A state senator calls the media coverage of the investigation criminal. 

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Record rainfalls this summer have led to swollen canals and environmental problems, pushing too much water into sensitive areas. Meantime, the federal government wants more time to think through a new reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Jenny Staletovich, environmental reporter for The Miami Herald and WLRN's Kate Stein 

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Plus, tightening the U.S. response ahead of a controversial vote in Venezuela on Sunday to select members of a National Constituent Assembly sponsored by President Nicolás Maduro.  Bloomberg reporter Andrew Rosati brings us the latest from Caracas and Laura Weffer, editorial director and we hear from co-founder of the an independent Venezuelan news site, Efecto Cocuyo.

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