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.
- Palm Beach Post - Voter Fraud in Palm Beach County: State Attorney finds crimes, but no suspect
- Palm Beach Post - State Senator Blasts Palm Beach Post, Calls Reporting 'Criminal'
- Tampa Bay Times - As Trump's fraud commission sought data, some Florida voters canceled registrations
- Sun Sentinel - Broward's voting rolls challenged by conservative group
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
- Miami Herald - More summer rain means more environmental problems across South Florida
- Palm Beach Post - "Significant" algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee
- TCPalm - Army Corps asks Water Management District to delay reservoir; U.S. Rep. Brian Mast: Why?
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.
- Miami Herald - As U.S. steps up pressure on Venezuela, oil sanctions remain one way to push out Maduro
- Miami Herald - As Venezuela faces critical week, Colombia prepares for a wave of migrants
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