Condo commandos and the election mess
Nov. 21, 2000: WND news editor Diana Lynne’s exclusive story, headlined “‘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, 2000, 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.”