Nobody does corruption quite like Florida. Sure, places like Illinois and Detroit have had high-profile cases, but no state has public corruption to quite the extent that we do (seriously, Integrity Florida found that between 1976-2012 over 1,760 public officials in this state had been convicted of corruption), so narrowing it down to a top 12 is almost impossible. Almost. From a US attorney biting a stripper to dead people casting votes, here are the dozen weirdest, most egregious, and just flat-out only-in-Florida political scandals in our history.
12. Someone sold Florida to the British
You knew our state was in for it when we were involved in a political scandal... before we were even a state. Yep. In 1796 Tennessee senator and constitution signer William Blount helped the British reach an agreement with Floridian Native American tribes to fight the Spanish and get them out of the territory. Presumably, Florida would then become a British colony with a new colonial governor named... waitforit!... William Blount. This would be like if John McCain worked with the Canadians to take over Turks and Caicos and make himself governor today. Needless to say, President Adams got word and moved to impeach the disgraced senator, who was kicked out of Congress, but then returned to his home state, where just like a Floridian, he was promptly elected to the state legislature.