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Smith Jumps on Election Protection



Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith, eager to endear himself to party activists, is stepping up his calls to improve reliability and accessibility in Florida's election system. The former prosecutor and state senator from Gainesville has created a new Web site, aimed at improving the election process in the state most famous for botched elections.

At the Web site,, voters can read about the issue, sign a petition urging the Legislature to do more to secure voting processes or contribute to the Smith campaign. "After 2000, we had a moral obligation to make Florida's election process a model for the world but so far that has not happened. If people don't trust the system, should we be surprised that so many decide to stay home on election day?" Smith said . "It's not about left or right - it's about right and wrong. And we have a moral responsibility to get this right." Story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:09pm]


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