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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The millions of Brazilian voters who went to the polls on Sunday for municipal elections sent out a clear sign of disapproval to those political parties involved in the recent massive corruption scandals. Traditional political strongholds crumbled while many large cities registered a record number of absentee and null/blank votes.

Traditionally a PT (Workers Party) stronghold, São Paulo state sent candidates from former president Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva and Dilma Rousseff’s party packing, with only a few candidates from the PT party moving ahead to run . . .

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