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Fla. Seeks Help From Justice Dept.

September 18, 2002

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to send help to prevent another election mess in November.

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, Secretary of State Jim Smith said in a letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft.

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