Florida’s growing history of flawed elections regained national attention Tuesday when President Obama used the story of a 102-year-old former Belle Glade farmworker who waited hours to vote to highlight a new nonpartisan voting commission.
The commission, which will be led by lawyers who represented the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns, has been tasked with reducing long lines, providing better customer service and ensuring that members of the military and others who are overseas can cast a ballot, among other issues.
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Staff Writer Dara Kam contributed to this story.