Clinton Mentions Election in Zimbabwe in Her Popular Vote Argument

ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: As she made her way down Florida, Sen. Hillary Clinton continued to push her polular vote argument. As an example, Clinton mentioned what happened in the elections in Zimbabwe to illustrate what can happen when the popular vote is not observed.

Speaking in Sunrise, Fla., Clinton said: "You heard Diana talk about coming from a country where votes don't count. People go through the motions of an election only to have it discarded and disregarded. We're seeing that right now in Zimbabwe -- tragically an election was held, the president lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people. So we can never take for granted our precious right to vote."

Clinton gave an abreviated version of her earlier speech, but made her argument for the popular vote to be the most important factor in this election again.

"Many of us believe that the candidate who got fewer votes was inaugurated president (in 2000),"  Clinton said. "And we know that of all states, this state should have extra attention to make sure your votes are counted."

Clinton, who has largely ignored fundraising in Florida, made a push for voters to go to her Web site,

and then said, "While you're there, think about making a contribution" -- the second time today she has made this suggestion to her audience.

The senator has one more fundraiser and then another stop in the state before returning to Washington for Senate business on Thursday.

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