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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

UPDATE: More on GOP Campus Voter Fraud

It seems that the GOP group funding voter registration on several Florida college campuses, and not just at UF, is committing voter fraud wherever it goes. The Orlando Sentinel has a rundown of incidents at UF, FSU, FAMU, UCF and Tallahassee Community College:
Leon County elections supervisor Ion Sancho said he's received 3,000 photocopied registration forms, some of which he showed to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because they looked strange and did not seem to
make sense.

About 1,000 of the forms named black students from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. Nearly all claimed to be registering as Republicans, yet that county's black population is overwhelmingly registered Democratic, Sancho said.

In Orlando, the University of Central Florida police are investigating similar claims, though only 10 complaints have surfaced so far.
My advice -- if you registered to vote this summer or fall through any person or group not directly affiliated with a county election office, you best call and ensure you can vote Nov. 2. Already GOP-funded groups have been caught in several states throwing out registration forms for Democrats, so it is possible that the Florida GOP effort has done more than try to change people's party affiliaton to Republican.


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