*In North Miami (Florida), mayoral candidate Ann Pierre may have literally gotten the blessing of Jesus, but she still lost … big.
Meanwhile, the top two vote-getters, Kevin Burns and Lucie Tondreau, move on to a June 4 runoff for mayor. According to 6 South Florida TV, former mayor Burns received 2,254 votes (33.2 percent) in Tuesday’s election, while Tondreau had 1,870 votes (27.6 percent), according to unofficial Miami-Dade Elections Department results.
Even though she claimed she was endorsed by Jesus Christ, Pierre, a registered nurse, finished last among the seven candidates with 56 votes, or just 0.83 percent.
“Yes, Jesus endorsed me!” Pierre said during a stop at the Gwen Margolis Community Center Tuesday morning as the polls opened. “I’m not nuts, if I’m a freak and nuts for Jesus, let it be! Let the world know that Jesus is it and when you have Jesus on your side you can go on.”
Pierre previously claimed she was being intimidated with voodoo tactics.
The Jesus claim was made on a campaign flyer posted to Pierre’s Facebook page that reads “Anna Pierre, RN, is endorsed by Jesus Christ” and features a photo of the savior.
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