Congressional Black Caucus Members Stop in Quincy

Dozens gathered Thursday night at the Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church in Quincy.

Brenda Holt, Gadsden County Commissioner, says, "Gadsden County can prove to the state of Florida and to the country that we do know how to vote; we are going to make sure our votes count this time."

During the 2000 Election, some 1,500 ballots were tossed out in Gadsden County due to over votes. This time around some 26,000 Gadsden County residents are registered heading into November.

Rep. Kendrick Meeks says votes are too valuable.

Rep. Kendrick Meeks, (D) Florida, says, "There are court issues that are going on right now to make sure the sanctity of this election is held paramount. So we are here, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, to encourage folks to come out and vote early."

Black Caucus members are making history this year by making the first bus tour throughout Florida, a state where just four years ago the presidency was won by less than 1,000 votes.

Representative Meeks and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus are planning to attend a rally at FAMU Friday at 8:00 a.m. Following that they will meet with the Florida secretary of state.