The people of Riviera Beach, Fla., witnesses to and victims of one of the most brazen attempts at eminent domain abuse anywhere in America, have spoken.
In elections held March 13 and March 27, they voted out of office the mayor and every incumbent member of city council up for re-election. So too were defeated all of the mayor's preferred city council candidates. It wasn't even close–the council elections were decided on average by a margin of twenty points.
The ousted mayor, Michael Brown, once again is refusing to accept the restrictions of governing law, claiming he lost due to election fraud. As his allegations appear to be wholly without merit, Riviera Beach can look forward, hopefully, to being represented by officials who respect the law and the citizens of the city.