Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Well, this should help.

By DAVID ROYSE Associated Press Posted September 18 2002, 5:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday for its help in preventing another election mess in November.

In a letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft, Florida Secretary of State Jim Smith said confidence in the state's efforts to reform its election system has been shaken by the problems in Miami-Dade and Broward counties during last week's Democratic primary for governor.

Just lovely.