Students Head to Florida to Monitor Polls

Four foreign nationals pursuing a masters degree in Conflict Transformation at EMU have volunteered to be posted as election monitors in four counties of Florida where the voting process was in dispute in 2000.

The four will be joining 21 other international observers assembled in Florida by Pax Christi, a Catholic organization devoted to promoting the gospel imperative of peacemaking.

The election-monitoring effort is part of the Voting Justice Campaign for the U.S. Presidential election on November 2. The four counties on which it is focused are Broward, Duval, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach.

“We chose Florida because of the improprieties that occurred there during the Presidential election of 2000,” says a statement posted on the organization