Tomorrow, my colleagues at The Political Hurricane will be publishing an article regarding the race for Florida Democratic Party chair. The article will discuss Mrs. Allison Tant’s lobbying during the 2000 Florida presidential election recount. Before the election (in 1999 and 2000), Mrs. Tant was one of only three registered lobbyist for DBT Online, Inc., the company responsible for the controversial “central voter file” which purged over 57,000 African-Americans from the voter file.
At the time of the Florida recount, Mrs. Tant continued to lobby for DBT Online as well as for ChoicePoint (where she was only one of two lobbyists), which acquired DBT Online. Mrs. Tant didn’t leave her position as a lobbyist at ChoicePoint until 9/5/2001, nearly 10 months after it was already known that the company she was lobbying for was involved in voters being purged from the voter file in highly Democratic areas of the state.
The article will be live on their site at midnight. Be sure to check it out.