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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, March 10, 2004

    This Florida election was no 'Florida election' 

    Compared with the 2000 presidential election in Florida, which ended in 36 days of recounts and court fights, and the 2002 Democratic primary for governor, marked by massive failures in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida's presidential primary ran like a well-oiled machine from Pensacola to Key West. Division of Elections Director Ed Kast said the biggest problem phoned in on the secretary of state's toll-free phone line was scattered confusion about the location of polling places.

    "I've been talking to supervisors (of elections) in some of the counties today, and they said it's a textbook election," Kast said. "We've had some minor hiccups, but they were the kinds of things that happen in every election."

    - Bill Cotterell, Tallahassee Democrat

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 8:54 AM



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