Friday, October 01, 2004

Glenda Hood Has Risen from the Grave 

The sunlight wasn't enough. The crucifix wasn't enough. The holy water wasn't enough. The cleansing flame wasn't enough. The stake through the heart wasn't enough. The garlic stuffed in the mouth of the severed head wasn't enough. These creatures just can't be stopped:
Thousands of Floridians who think they're registered to vote could be turned away at the polls Nov. 2 because their voter registration forms weren't completely filled out, officials said Friday.

Secretary of State Glenda Hood said some groups registering voters are turning in application forms with information missing, such as unchecked boxes asking whether applicants are citizens, mentally incompetent or felons.

A group that's been seeking copies of the incomplete applications in an effort to help people complete them said Hood's office, citing state law, has begun blocking them.

America's Families United is suing the Duval County elections supervisor to get copies of 1,441 rejected applications there. [Voter-rights attorney Judith] Browne said a judge ruled against it Friday.

Previously, the Advancement Project received copies of forms from Miami-Dade, Orange, Hillsborough and other counties. In Miami-Dade and Broward alone, Browne said 12,000 incomplete ballots were turned in.

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