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PolitiFact Florida rates Sen. Mike Bennett's elections claim

In making the case for a massive elections overhaul, Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, expressed the privilege of voting and how it needs to be protected.

"Do you read the stories about the people in Africa?" he said on the Senate floor. "The people in the desert, who literally walk two and three hundred miles so they can have the opportunity to do what we do, and we want to make it more convenient? How much more convenient do you want to make it? Do we want to go to their house? Take the polling booth with us?"

Do people in Africa really walk 200 to 300 miles to vote? Flatly, no. This one rates Pants on Fire.

[Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2011 12:48pm]

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