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10/07/04.ELECTION PREPAREDNESS--Melvin Watt, D-N.C., holds a copy of today's Charlotte Observer during a Congressional Black Caucus hearing called, "The Long Shadow of the 2000 Election: Is America Ready to Vote on November 2nd?" On the page is an Associated Press photo of a donkey transporting ballot boxes in the mountains northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, where donkeys are the only means of distributing electoral kits in certain virtually inaccessible areas; Watt's point was that while the U.S. resorts to such extreme measures to make sure the right to vote is extended to every Afghan, it does not do enough within its own borders, even to the point of disenfranchising some..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL

10/07/04.ELECTION PREPAREDNESS--Melvin Watt, D-N.C., holds a copy of today's Charlotte Observer during a Congressional Black Caucus hearing called, "The Long Shadow of the 2000 Election: Is America Ready to Vote on November 2nd?" On the page is an Associated Press photo of a donkey transporting ballot boxes in the mountains northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, where donkeys are the only means of distributing electoral kits in certain virtually inaccessible areas; Watt's point was that...
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