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Florida / Disabled Voters Act #770338

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Miami: Orlando Salinas) The problems created by the implementation of a new voting law in Florida, that disabled voters must be able to cast secret ballots without assistance, featured; details given about the Help Americans Vote Act {HAVA}, which has sent voting officials rushing to meet the criteria for the 2004 election and may cost the state “tens of millions of dollars” and critics’ claims that Florida is unfairly being made to comply two years before the rest of the country due to a lawsuit that has been filed against the state. [Florida Secretary of State Glenda HOOD†- says that many Florida counties have already met the disabled voter criteria.] [Association of People with Disabilities Jim DICKSON†- says if you take voting rights away from disabled citizens, you will have to pay.] [Jacksonville attorney Scott MAKAR†- comments about the lawsuit.] [Disabled voter Beth BOWDEN†- says there is some dignity in casting you own ballot.]

Reporter(s):
Smith, Shepard;
Salinas, Orlando
Duration:
00:02:10

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