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Once Neglected, Secretaries Of State Step Into The Spotlight

Feb 18, 2014 (All Things Considered) — There was a time when secretaries of state were seen as little more than functionaries. That view changed in 2000's Florida presidential election recount, which starred Katherine Harris. Now, secretaries of state are involved in implementing new state laws that have been making it either easier or harder for non-traditional voters to cast ballots -- with decidedly partisan implications.

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