Florida Voting Report
Mr. Edley and Ms. Thernstrom discussed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on voting irregularities in Florida during the… read more
Mr. Edley and Ms. Thernstrom discussed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on voting irregularities in Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election.
Mr. Edley, who was appointed by Congress to the commission and was an
adviser to President Clinton’s race initiative, agreed with the findings of
the report which found wide-spread voter disenfranchisement. Ms.
Thernstrom, a Republican appointed to the commission in January, 2001, voted against the finding of the report. She said that mistakes were made, but
there was no evidence of systematic disenfranchisement. Both responded to viewer comments and questions. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Connie Doebele Producer C-SPAN->Book TV
- Christopher Edley Jr. Commissioner U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
- Abigail Thernstrom Commissioner U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
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