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Jeb Bush Subpoenaed in Election Inquiry

HeadlineJan 05, 2001

Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been subpoenaed to appear in a federal civil rights inquiry into Florida’s presidential election. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold hearings next week into whether Floridians’ voting rights were violated in the November 7 election. The inquiry follows complaints made to the Department of Justice by the Reverend Jesse Jackson and others alleging that black voters were denied access to the polls. The NAACP says it’s gathered more than 450 complaints and taken more than 300 pages of sworn testimony from people who say they were blocked from voting. The subpoena directs Bush to produce copies of all documents and communications about the state’s preparations for the November 7 election, and any document created after the election that refers to any alleged irregularities.

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