Cherifilus-McCormick Defeats Holness in Democratic Special Election

Cherifilus-McCormick Defeats Holness in Democratic Special Election

Progressive House Caucus appears to have grown

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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November 13, 2021

After counting all remaining overseas and military ballots in the Democratic primary race in Florida’s 20th congressional district ‘special election,” it appears that businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has defeated Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness by 5 votes.

Even with his big lead in Broward County, Commissioner Holness, who was endorsed by the late-Rep. Alcee Hastings (D), could not overcome those few votes to become the Democratic congressional nominee, and presumably the next member of the U.S. Congress.

Cherifilus-McCormick was able to best Holness in Palm Beach County, where there were considerably fewer registered Democrats than in Broward.

After a mandatory machine recount in both counties, and after counting all the aforementioned overseas and military ballots, Progressive Cherfilus-McCormack nudged out the more moderate Holness 11,662 to 11,657.

Now the controversial Cherifilus-McCormick will take on Republican Jason Mariner in the special election to be held on Jan.11.

Cherifilus-McCormick is the hands-down favorite to win the contest in the minority-heavy congressional district.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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