By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
TAMPA — The number 537 forever will be burned in the minds of Florida legislators.
After 35 days of fumbled recounts, disappearing ballots and deliberations by the U.S. Supreme Court, the weight of the 2000 presidential election came down to that tiny fraction of ballots — 537.
With that legacy in mind, Florida lawmakers have focused their attention on election reforms, seeking to avoid the confusion and chaos of the most contested election in more than a century.
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