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EMunster Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-24-04 06:42 PM
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What to Make of AP Story: "Only 63 Challenges In Florida Nov. Election"
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Edited on Fri Dec-24-04 06:47 PM by EMunster
11:45 am EST December 24, 2004

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Miami-Dade and Broward counties had the most voter challenges in the November election, but the state saw only 63 challenges among about 7.6 million votes cast, according to elections supervisors' offices.

The low number of challenges came despite the waves of Republican and Democrat lawyers who descended on Florida in anticipation of a flood of them.

maybe the most interesting part is this...

Republican strategists said they had planned for challenges, but decided against it in the last 72 hours of the campaign.

"Elections are very fluid situations," GOP spokesman Joseph Agostini told the newspaper in a story published Friday.

"Because of our strong organization, we were able to change direction on many different levels as the situation warranted," he said.

Before the election, Republicans said they were worried about widespread voter fraud. But their concerns lessened as Nov. 3 approached.

"Things were retooled and redirected in the heat of battle," Agostini said.

...they can say that again.

whole thing:

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