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April 24, 2018

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Florida Fallout: Race and Election 2000
Last Featured: 6/19/2001

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Dimpled chads...butterfly ballots...we all heard a lot about this in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election, but what about suppression of the African American vote? The NAACP and ACLU filed a law suit, adding to the already crowded cluster of suits which the Supreme Court controversially resolved in Bush v. Gore, charging that voting rights of people of color were routinely violated in the Florida elections last fall. What is the evidence? Did Florida officials purposely try to squelch the black vote in the last presidential elections? Or is that a conspiracy theory? In this edition of Justice Talking: a look back at the 2000 presidential election--and forward--to the future of voting rights in America.

Lynn Hogue Lynn Hogue is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta where he teaches courses on constitutional law and conflict of laws. He has published a book on national security and military law with Charles Shanor. Hogue challenged the Clinton administration's plan to use statistical sampling in the census and won in the US Supreme Court.

Ron Daniels is the Executive Director of the Center for ConstitutionalRights, an organization dedicated to protecting the US Constitution andthe Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A veteran politicalactivist, Daniels was an Independent candidate for president of theUnited States in 1992. He has served as executive director of theNational Rainbow Coalition and was deputy campaign manager for JesseJackson’s bid for president in 1988. His weekly column, Vantage Point,appears in more than 100 African American newspapers nationwide.

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"The American people are infected with racism, that is the peril. Paradoxically, they are also infected with democratic ideals, that is the hope."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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