Skip to comments.Bush v. Gore, 10 years later
Posted on 12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST by paudio
The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida.
Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and "hanging" chads not separated from the ballots. Furthermore, there were undervotes (ballots with no vote for president) and overvotes (votes for two presidential candidates) and ill-designed (by a Democrat) butterfly ballots.
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Good FOX special last night on this.
Hard to believe it’s been a decade.
Which still demands an answer to who was bulk punching cards to create these “dimpled” chads?
The article fails to mention the most important fact: Had the USSC not stopped the re-re-re-recount, Bush still would have won.
To leave that out of the article, and for ANYONE not to mention it as a response to libs who complain Gore would have won if the recount was allowed to be completed, is irresponsible.
If you thought that election was nuts, just wait until 2012. I sense heavy use of the race card, Black Panther “marches”, another looooong Supreme Court battle if dear leader loses, and potential violence if the Court rules against him.
Would Gore have won the election if he won his home state?
That debacle led to me finding and signing up for FreeRepublic.
I’m glad it happened.
Nonsense-- the Left never forgave George W. Bush or the Supreme Court.
Me too. Only the second time in my life I’d ‘held a sign’! :)
I saw the promo and thought “no way” - - then it came on and I was drawn like a moth to a flame. Or more aptly, a gawker to a big wreck along the highway...
I guess it’s a piece of history we all saw up close and personal, but kinda like the car wreck, one we’d rather forget.
Disagree if you wish but you don’t have to get snippy about it ;-)
Someone tested the various machines and the cards with the results posted at http://pushback.com/voting/fl2k/dimpled-chads-analysis/
100 % correct.
I post on a couple of left wing lunatic sites and every time this subject comes up, I simply remind them, it's really a moot point since Gore lost his own state
Their response: "crickets"
“It’s seared in my mind to this day... (Oops.. wrong election)”
Yeah, you’re thinking of Christmas 1968 when Nixon was President ... err ... uh ...
I swear, that and Hillary being named after a guy who had yet to climb a mountain or Tom “I flew Jets in Nam” Harkin ... what a bunch of morons. Almost too sad to be funny ... nah ... pretty funny. Comical, like clowns should be. Think we could get them into a small car and have them pile out on top of each other for us?
I know. It felt like yesterday.
This is why Al Gore hates the whole world and everyone in it, including those yet to be born.