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#1 Godeskian


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Posted 28 October 2004 - 12:03 PM



Tens of thousands of postal ballots have gone missing in the US state of Florida, sparking fresh concern over irregularities in the poll campaign.
Authorities are investigating the apparent loss of 58,000 absentee forms in Broward County, north of Miami.

Florida was the centre of controversies which delayed the result in 2000, with George W Bush the eventual winner.

With five days until the poll, the presidential candidates are focusing their campaigns in crucial states.

The BBC's Rob Watson in Washington says Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida are seen as the most important of the 11 swing states - where either President Bush or Democratic challenger John Kerry could win.

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#2 Vapor Trails

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 12:09 PM


A Tisket-A Tasket, I lost my ballot baaaaaaaasket...!!

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Maybe my bus aide's family was handling the ballots??

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#3 sierraleone


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Posted 28 October 2004 - 12:33 PM

^ isn't that *former* bus aide? ;) :)
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 02:59 PM

Part of me wants to say about this - "So? What else is new?" :)

#5 Chipper


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Posted 28 October 2004 - 08:18 PM

arent' there 6K missing in Ohio?
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