Condo commandos and the election mess

Nov. 21, 2000: WND news editor Diana Lynne’s exclusive story, entitled “‘Condo commandos’ caused ballot snafu,” revealed how Palm Beach County’s “condo commandos” – leaders at condominium complexes for those 55 and older – and other Gore operatives created the perceived need for a recount by giving the wrong instructions to loyal voters about how to cast their ballots in the Nov. 7 election.

The bad information, in turn, created confusion that ultimately contributed to more than 19,000 ballots being thrown out.

“I don’t even know if I voted correctly,” said 75-year-old condo commando Sam Oser. “You’re dealing with older folks who come in on crutches and in wheelchairs. They’re used to voting a certain way all these years and it was switched.”

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