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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: The HBO Original Documentary 537 Votes

An adage Florida would do well to keep in mind this month: Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. A newly released documentary called ‘537 Votes’ takes us back to the 2000 presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore, which ended in a tally too close to call. The entire thing came down to, yes, 537 votes in Florida, cementing our reputation as a must-watch state in every major election ever since. The filmmaker, who is based in Miami, blames the voting fiasco on Miami’s then-Mayor being unwilling to stand up to the heavily Republican and influential Cuban-American population of South Florida. This had something to do with it, to be sure, but ‘537 Votes’ doesn’t …
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