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Brickbats to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown

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Brickbats to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown for making the selection of One Imeson over Gateway Shopping Center as the new location for the Duval County elections center a racial issue. The City Council voted 13-6 Aug. 13 to lease the Imeson location, which Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said would save the county $3.3 million over a 10-year period. Brown, who's operated a campaign office at Gateway, said the move is an attempt to disenfranchise black voters. Holland said he will attempt to negotiate with Gateway owners to locate a polling place there or find a suitable location nearby.

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