PALM BEACH TOTALS JUST DON'T ADD UP, AND NOBODY IS YELLING OYHEE OR WHATEVER THEY START THOSE PRIVATE U.S.
SUPREME COURT MEETINGS WITH
PBC vote totals just aren't adding up
By Joel Engelhardt, Robert P. King and Stephen
Kiehl, Palm Beach Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
After counting the ballots four times, Palm Beach
County still doesn't know how many votes Al Gore and George W. Bush got on Election Day three weeks ago.
A day after
completing a grueling hand recount, county officials Monday refused to release a final vote total because the numbers didn't
add up. Somehow, they say, about 50 votes for Gore disappeared.
Furthermore, a Palm Beach Post analysis of the numbers
released so far shows the total ballots cast in 72 of the county's 637 precincts changed between the last machine count and
the hand count.
The total number of ballots cast should always be the same, no matter how many times they're counted,
Final numbers still haven't been sent to Secretary of State Katherine Harris and officials can't say
with certainty whether the numbers they sent by a 5 p.m. Sunday deadline were entirely correct.
...Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Voter fraud means intentional misrepresentation, trickery, deceit, or deception, arising
out of or in connection with voter registration or voting,
and the prescribed offenses set forth in Chapter 104, Florida
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2000 Florida Statutes
All citizens of this state who are otherwise qualified by law to vote at any election by the people in this state or in any
district, county, city, town, municipality, school district, or other subdivision of this state shall be entitled and allowed
to vote at all such elections without distinction according to race, color, or previous condition of servitude, notwithstanding
any law, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage to the contrary.
(2) No person acting under color of law shall:
In determining whether any individual is qualified under law to vote in any election, apply any standard, practice, or procedure
different from the standards, practices, or procedures applied under law to other individuals within the same political subdivision
who have been found to be qualified to vote; or
(b) Deny the right of any individual to vote in any election because
of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting,
if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under law to vote in such election.
This paragraph shall apply to absentee ballots only if there is a pattern or history of discrimination on the basis of race,
color, or previous condition of servitude in regard to absentee ballots.
(3) No person, whether acting under color
of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person
for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or not to vote as that person may choose, or for
the purpose of causing such other person to vote for, or not vote for, any candidate for any office at any general, special,
or primary election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any such candidate.
(4) No voting
qualification or prerequisite to voting, and no standard, practice, or procedure, shall be imposed or applied by any political
subdivision of this state to deny or abridge the right of any citizen to vote on account of race or color.
Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in
s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.