At 12:46 PM 12/06/2000, Blankfort wrote: >What is clear from the silence of Gore-Lieberman and Democratic Party >apparachiks concerning the violations of the Voting Right Act relating >to African-American voters in Florida is the Demos intent to distance >the Party in the public viewpoint from being the party of Black >Americans. even when it could enhance their presidential chances! What, exactly, are their claims? a) the ballot was confusing. This has been ajudicated, and--fairly or not--that's about all one can hope for. b) the lines were long. Hey, they were really long where I voted, too. In any case, what possible remedy is there? c) they were not allowed to vote. Of these, only c) has any useful course of action. I understand 468 complaints were lodged with the Justice Department. What are they, and how are they verifiable? Further, do they point to intentional fraud or malfeasance, or--like the embarassing data cleaning job done on Florida's list of ineligble voters due to felony conviction--unfortunate but non-criminal mistakes? Seems awfully premature to throw around the rhetoric of abandonment without a passel of facts to back up the charges.
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