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Florida on the Voting Block

photoFour years after Florida's voting irregularities scarred the nation's democratic process, election watchers fear an encore performance. Numerous scandals concerning voter drive initiatives, voting technology, confusing ballots and no-voter rolls have caused widespread concern both in the state and on a national level.

In a presidential race that could once again come down to the last vote, a clean election in Florida is vital to the health of America's democratic process.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear what's been done since 2000 to ensure every vote counts in the Sunshine state this time around.

Guests:

Ann Louise Bardach, political reporter for Slate.Com

Lucy Morgan, Tallahassee Bureau Chief at the St. Petersburg Times

Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Chair of the Miami-Dade Reform Coalition, a non-partisan grass-roots organization dedicated to election reform

John Kennedy, Tallahassee Bureau Chief at the Orlando Sentinal

Bill Cowles, president state supervisors of elections in Florida

This program aired on August 26, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.

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