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Hold on to your hats: if Bush gets back, we will be in for a rough ride

By Derek Coombs   November 2004

Thanks mainly to the actions of aggressively partisan Republicans, there is growing international anxiety about the US electoral system. Many US citizens living abroad complain that they are being denied their right to vote in the presidential election as the result of more complex registration systems. More worrying are the abuses in Florida and Ohio. In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush’s men are striking people off the voting rolls on the grounds that they are felons, without always checking the facts. A disproportionate number of black and Hispanic Democrats are being disenfranchised. In Ohio, the Republicans are making it almost impossible…

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