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 Voting standards2004-09-28 22:48
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Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford were asked to draw up recommendations for changes in the voting procedures in Florida. They weren't followed, however, and now Carter is speaking up. He's somewhat of an expert, having monitored the elections in many foreign countries. And the procedures in Florida don't really measure up, and probably won't be changed before the election. Same procedure as last time, apparently.
A fumbling attempt has been made recently to disqualify 22,000 African Americans (likely Democrats), but only 61 Hispanics (likely Republicans), as alleged felons.
And the Florida Secretary of State tried to get Ralph Nader included on the state ballot, knowing of course that he might divert Democrat votes, just like the last time. Well, at least it is all being watched rather closely this time around.

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