With Florida in the center of the presidential contest, African Americans, Latinos and other groups have come forward to say that they were disenfranchised by the system. Just a few weeks ago, just before the elections, Democracy Now! looked at the challenges that disabled voters would face at the polling places around the country, thousands of which are not wheelchair accessible. An estimated one million Floridians with disabilities say that campaign efforts left them out, and they say that a better outreach effort could have swung the state decisively to either Al Gore or George W. Bush.
- Victoria Brown, President of the National Alliance for the Disabled, speaking from Orange Park, Florida.