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U.S. Sen Bob Graham: You thought Florida's 2000 recount was bad...



As the nation looks to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham weighs in on the inconsistent voting rules that this important swing state will have in play come Nov. 6.

"A central issue in Bush vs. Gore, which declared George W. Bush president of the United States, was whether the equal protection of the laws was violated by the variation among Florida counties' election and recount procedures. It took the better part of six weeks the settle the 2000 elections. If this year's election in Florida is as close as it appears it will be, unfold your favorite lounge chair. It's going to be a long time before this one is settled..."

His column is in print on the Tampa Bay Times opinion pages Tuesday or you can read it here.

[Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 6:55pm]


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