African delegation and Alachua County exchange ideas on voting
Elections officials from 6 African countries are in Gainesville this week as part of their tour of the American voting system. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Daniel Smith about this Trans-Saharan project and its significance, especially given the current uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.
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