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FLORIDA: THE STRAIN IS SHOWING! [Cris Rapp 11/01 10:19 PM]
The strain of the election is beginning to get to us down here. Palm Beach County election supervisor Theresa LaPore, the Democrat who was at the center of the storm in 2000, is by all accounts a very nice woman. But, amazingly, she recently issued a rule forbidding the media from photographing or interviewing voters lined up outside the polls. Yesterday a deputy enforcing the rule punched a reporter who was taking photos, then slammed him against a parked car and arrested him. Said a police department spokesman: "We're not going to let anyone interfere with the orderly conduct of the elections process here.Ē Well, I guess not!
Itís getting tiresome to ask this but I canít resist: Can you imagine the uproar if a Republican election supervisor had issued such a rule?