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Fri, 06.08.2001

Civil Rights Commission reports on the 2000 national election

On this date in 2001, the United States Civil Rights Commission, headed by Mary Frances Berry, issued the results of its six-month long study to the November 2000 presidential election.

The report concluded that minority voters were disenfranchised by the methods used in the Florida election.  It noted that Blacks were 10 times more likely than whites to have their ballots rejected and Black voting districts were disproportionately hindered by old and error prone voting equipment.

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