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Sunday, August 22, 2004


VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN: THOUSANDS ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE IN BOTH NEW YORK AND FLORIDA 


46,000 are registered to vote in both states; 68% of them are Democrats


New York Daily News - Home - Exposed Scandal of double voters


Yahoo News - Thousands Registered to Vote in 2 States-Report


About 46,000 people are registered to vote in two states, New York and Florida, a violation of both states' laws that could affect the outcome of the November presidential election, according to an investigation by the Daily News.
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Many New Yorkers spend the winter months in sunny Florida, which played a pivotal role in the 2000 election after George W. Bush narrowly won the state in a contested ballot recount. Florida could be a crucial state in the November presidential election.
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But the newspaper found that between 400 and 1,000 registered voters voted twice in at least one election, a federal offense punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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Of the 46,000 registered in both states, 68 percent are Democrats, 12 percent are Republicans and 16 percent didn't align themselves with a party, the newspaper reported on Sunday.
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The duel registrations have gone undetected because election officials do not check voter rolls across state lines, the newspaper said. "There's no extensive investigation normally on a voter registration form," Steven Richman, general counsel for the city Board of Elections, told the paper. "We accept it at its face value."


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