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COUP WATCH: Real Vote Victims: Minorities

by Juan Gonzales Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 at 7:08 PM

Juan Gonzales highlights a few of the many cases that show massive voting rights violations throughout the state of Florida that are still being ignored by corporate media and the political process. A brief excerpt from his NY Daily News Column, with link to original.

“Black and Hispanic leaders have insisted ever since Election Day that gross violations of the Voting Rights Act occurred all over the state [of Florida], yet the Justice Department and the media keep ignoring the allegations....

Section 11(a) the Voting Rights Act says: "No person acting under color of law shall fail or refuse to permit any person to vote who is ... otherwise qualified to vote, or willfully fail or refuse to tabulate, count and report such person's vote."

Nothing like that happened in Florida, you say?

Well, listen to these accounts.

Stacy Powers is a middle-age white woman, a former cop who is the news director of WTMP, an AM radio station in Tampa....entered several polling places in the black community where people were being turned away and told their names were not on voter lists. She tried to intercede with poll workers, reminding them that a person can file an affidavit vote even if they don't appear on the list. She was rebuffed, Powers said, and ejected from several polling places.

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