06 January 2004

Many states face mess at polls

The Orlando Sentinel
Jan. 05, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla. - (KRT) - Ten months before the next presidential vote, the federal commission created to help states avoid another Florida-style ballot fiasco still has no office or phone lines.

Millions of voters in cities such as Chicago and St. Louis will still have to guard against dangling chads - four years after punch-card ballots helped turn the 2000 election into a U.S. Supreme Court case.

Across the country, sweeping election reforms pledged in the wake of the Florida mess remain unfulfilled.

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