October 28 2002

 Unusual request raises suspicion

By Ken Thomas
The Associated Press
Posted October 27 2002

MIAMI - The chairman of the state Democratic Party asked U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft on Saturday to launch an investigation into possible dirty tricks in the final weeks of the governor's race.

Bob Poe said he received "a disturbing phone call" on Friday afternoon from someone urging him to cast his absentee ballot on Nov. 10 -- five days after Election Day. The caller said he was from Bill McBride's gubernatorial campaign.
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