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  • Husband of Katherine Harris commits suicide, police say

    11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST · by shortstop · 48 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 11/19/13 | Lee Williams
    SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating the apparent suicide of Anders Ebbeson, husband of former Congresswoman and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. Police were called to the scene of the couple's house in the 1400 block of Sarasota's Bay Point Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police and Pastor William Hild of downtown Sarasota's First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, had taken his own life and asked the community to respect the family's privacy. "On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said outside the home on Bay Point Drive Tuesday morning....
  • Recount resumes as noon deadline looms (Allen West)

    11/18/2012 8:10:52 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-18-2012 | Christine Stapleton
    November 18, 2012 Recount resumes as noon deadline looms By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Fort Pierce — The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board resumed ballot counting this morning in the tight congressional race between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy under the watchful eyes of dozens of attorneys and supporter of both candidates. Canvassing board member Tod Lowery, who regularly updates the audience on the process, explained that the board still had write-in ballots and other questionable ballots from 8 days of early voting to review before the noon deadline for the state’s 67 supervisors...
  • Allen West for Congress released statement regarding state of race-Florida’s 18th District

    11/10/2012 3:14:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    AllenWestRepublic ^ | 11-10-2012
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2012 Contact: Michele Hickford (772) 600-7123 or Michele @AllenWestforCongress.com Race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District Remains Undecided Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement regarding the state of the race in Florida’s 18th Congressional District: “With all provisional and absentee votes counted in the 18th District, Congressman West currently trails by roughly 2,400 votes, a margin outside of the threshold for an automatic recount. The race remains undecided because there are issues that still need to be resolved in St. Lucie County. Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by...
  • Good Riddance to Decade That Began With Theft of the Presidency

    12/31/2009 4:20:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 114 replies · 3,010+ views
    Nation ^ | December 31, 2009 | John Nichols
    The original sin of the good-riddance decade came in December of 2000, when the United States Supreme Court intervened to stop a complete recount of the votes in Florida and then declared George Bush to be the president. This extreme judicial activism was not merely a devastating assault on American democracy. It set in motion the Bush presidency, and with it the pathologies that the Bush-Cheney administration imposed on the country in the form of unnecessary wars, failed economic policies, assaults on civil liberties and crudely divisive and hyper-partisan governance. Bush, Dick Cheney and aides are surely to blame for...
  • Another disgrace: In Nigeria, Hillary hints that 2000 U.S. election was rigged

    08/12/2009 6:46:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 2,065+ views
    Hotair ^ | 8/12/2009 | Karl
    <p>Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Nigeria’s corruption and electoral problems with the 2000 Florida presidential election recount during a town hall meeting today in Abuja, Nigeria.</p> <p>Answering a question about Nigeria’s recent election, Clinton said, “In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.”</p>
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Hillary Vents About 2000 Florida Recount At Africa Town Hall

    08/12/2009 5:49:47 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 33 replies · 1,704+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 12, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made another controversial comment at an African town hall. While discussing the importance of free and fair elections, she uses the 2000 Presidential election and its ensuing recount, and the fact that then-candidate George W. Bush was the brother of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as an example in telling Nigerians, "We have our problems, too."
  • Absentees on the agenda

    11/25/2008 10:30:38 PM PST · by tomymind · 1 replies · 426+ views
    On Dec. 8, 2000, supporters of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush burst into cheers in the rotunda of the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee, Fla. They had just learned of a judge's ruling that absentee ballots cast in pro-Bush counties would not be thrown out. They taunted supporters of Democrat Al Gore with the song that baseball fans sing when an opposing pitcher is knocked out of the game. "Na-na-na-nah, hey hey, good-bye!" they chanted. Bush was pronounced the winner of the state of Florida, and the presidency, four days later, and the preservation of those "absentees" was a...
  • Coleman vs. Franken isn't Florida 2000

    11/24/2008 7:43:46 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 28 replies · 1,381+ views
    Let Freedom Ring Blog ^ | November 24, 2008 | Editorial
    Some national media types are trying to make it sound like the Coleman-Franken recount sound like Florida 2000. It’s time to deflate that myth. The minute that public hears that someone has to determine voter intent, they first flash back to Florida’s butterfly ballots, then think of the punch cards ballots. While it’s natural to do that, that isn’t the case. In Florida 2000, people were debating voter intent based on the chad family (dimpled, pregnant or hanging.) Minnesota’s ballots are extremely straightforward. When determining voter intent, here’s some things to look for: 1) Did the voter fill in the...
  • Al Gore Warns That 2000 Could Repeat Itself

    10/28/2008 1:34:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 839+ views
    Al Gore Warns That 2000 Could Repeat Itself @ 4:11 pm by Chris Good Former Vice President Al Gore today warned that Democrats could see another candidate fall just short of the White House if supporters do not work hard to push Barack Obama toward victory between now and Nov. 4 Gore sent an e-mail to MoveOn.org supporters this afternoon, urging them to volunteer for Obama's campaign and using 2000 as a cautionary tale. "Barack Obama is rising up to unite America behind his vision of progressive change. Yet we know from 2000 that progress is not inevitable. Victory can...
  • Bush vs. Gore Re-match Polls....Bush STOMPS Gore!

    12/17/2001 6:08:06 AM PST · by finnman69 · 22 replies · 1,573+ views
    pollingreport.com ^ | 12/16/01 | polling report
    FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Latest: Dec. 12-13, 2001. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3. "Thinking ahead to the 2004 presidential elections, for whom do you think you would vote if the candidates were: [rotate] Republican George W. Bush or Democrat Al Gore?" 12/01 Bush 61% Gore 23% Someone Else 4% Not Sure 11% Won't Vote 1% Bloomberg News Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Latest: Dec. 4-9, 2001. N=1,200 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3. "Thinking ahead, suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today. If you had to choose between George W. Bush, the Republican, or Al ...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia: Al Gore To Blame For 2000 US Election Mess

    06/26/2008 1:48:33 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies · 464+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2008 | Toby Harnden
    Justice Antonin Scalia: Al Gore to blame for 2000 US election mess By Toby Harnden in Washington Last Updated: 6:35PM BST 26/06/2008 The 2000 presidential election debacle was the fault of Al Gore, who should have followed Richard Nixon's 1960 example and conceded without legal action, according to the Supreme Court's leading conservative judge. The 2000 election remains a source of discontent for Democrats "Richard Nixon, when he lost to [John F.] Kennedy thought that the election had been stolen in Chicago, which was very likely true with the system at the time," Justice Antonin Scalia told The Telegraph. "But...
  • Countering the agenda behind 'Recount'

    05/27/2008 8:17:31 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 14 replies · 116+ views
    Free Republic (Repost) ^ | 05/25/08 | Wm Tate
    For weeks now, we've heard a steady drumbeat--from Big Media, from Barack Obama and other Democrats, and now from HBO's "Recount"--that the Supreme Court handed George Bush Florida and the 2000 election, even though subsequent reviews show the recounts Al Gore requested would have increased Bush's margin of victory. Tom Shales, in Sunday's WaPo , has finally put into words the reason behind that: "If the mess in Florida had been resolved with as much skill and savvy as went into the making of the movie, the world might be a different place today -- presumably a better one...." In...
  • Reminder: Bush Won in Florida Recounts Conducted by the Media [HBO's 'Recount' movie 9 PM tonight]

    05/25/2008 5:24:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 127+ views
    Reminder: Bush Won in Florida Recounts Conducted by the Media Photo of Brent Baker. By Brent Baker | May 25, 2008 - 19:56 ET With HBO's 'Recount' movie (airing Sunday and Monday night at 9 PM EDT/PDT) sure to rekindle claims that Al Gore would have won if only the U.S. Supreme Court had not “stopped the counting,” a reminder that both recounts conducted by major media outlets in 2001 determined George W. Bush would have won anyway. Two stars of the film have fueled the re-writing of history with actor Kevin Spacey, who plays Gore operative Ron Klain, charging...
  • The side of "Recount" that Big Media won't show

    05/25/2008 8:02:23 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 28 replies · 319+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5/25/08 | Wm Tate
    For weeks now, we've heard a steady drumbeat--from Big Media, from Barack Obama and other Democrats, and now from HBO's "Recount"--that the Supreme Court handed George Bush Florida and the 2000 election, even though subsequent reviews show the recounts Al Gore requested would have increased Bush's margin of victory. Tom Shales, in today's WaPo, has finally put into words the reason behind that: "If the mess in Florida had been resolved with as much skill and savvy as went into the making of the movie, the world might be a different place today -- presumably a better one...." In the...
  • HBO's 'Recount' Movie: Favors Democrats, Harris as Cruella De Vil

    05/18/2008 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 279+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 18, 2008 | Brent Baker
    An early review is in for HBO's upcoming movie, Recount, about the Bush-Gore battle in Florida after 2000 election. Gillian Flynn in Entertainment Weekly, which like HBO is part of the Time-Warner family, has described the film, to premiere next Sunday night, as tilted against the Republican characters. In her review in the May 23 edition of the magazine, Flynn asserted: “Recount may not be downright blue, but it's not as purply as it wants to appear.” Saying “Recount is an underdog story, and thus a Democrat story,” Flynn reported that the “Republican players here are coolly calculating -- Tom...
  • Dem Plan to Re-Unify: Relive Florida Recounts?

    05/04/2008 8:23:56 AM PDT · by LBSTx · 25 replies · 125+ views
    Powerline ^ | 05/03/08 | Wm Tate
    Even as the MSM wing of the party warns fellow Democrats that the prolonged WWE-style grudge match between Barack Obama and the Clinton machine may tear the party apart...they may already have identified an issue they hope the party can coalesce around, like some sort of political superglue. Lesley Stahl’s 60 Minutes profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spent an inordinate amount of time mis-stating facts about an eight-year old legal issue: “Of all the cases that have come before him on the court, Bush v. Gore may have been the most controversial. It has been reported that he...
  • Gore Wins Nobel Prize, High Court Gives It to Bush

    10/14/2007 8:15:46 AM PDT · by Tarkin · 4 replies · 224+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2007-10-12 | Scott Ott
    Although former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize this week for his work as a global-warming performance artist, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled early today that President George Bush would receive the gold medal, the diploma and the $750,000. Mr. Bush, who was narrowly defeated by Mr. Gore in the 2000 presidential election, thanked Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito “for swinging the vote my way, and helping me to join the pantheon of great Nobel laureates like Jimmy Carter and the late Yassir Arafat who together brought peace to the middle east.” Mr. Gore could not...
  • Republicans: 60 Democrats voted in Palm Beach County and New York (in 2006)

    07/28/2007 1:16:07 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 48 replies · 1,640+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | 7/26/07 | Sally Apgar and Dianna Cahn
    West Palm Beach The Republican Party of Palm Beach County says 60 people appear to have voted illegally in both the Florida and New York elections last Nov. 7. Republican Party Chairman Sid Dinerstein believes voter fraud is there and that law enforcement should take their list of 60 people "and see who's doing what." But several people on the list contacted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said the Republican Party has it all wrong. "Impossible," said Shirley Goldberg, an 82-year-old Democrat who lives in Delray Beach. "I registered and voted in New York when I lived there. But I've...
  • Scalia On The 2000 Election: Get Over It!

    01/26/2007 4:29:09 AM PST · by theothercheek · 12 replies · 765+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | January 26, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Over the past few days, three Supreme Court justices defended their 2000 decision to overturn a ruling of the Florida Supreme Court to halt the recount of Florida's disputed election results, thus allowing George W. Bush to claim the state’s 25 electoral votes and victory in the presidential race, The Associated Press reports."A no-brainer! A state court deciding a federal constitutional issue about the presidential election? Of course you take the case," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in an interview published in the just-published book "Supreme Conflict," by ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg.Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told Greenburg that...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-05-06 ("Al Gore's scary statement on stolen elections")

    06/05/2006 5:34:31 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies · 1,579+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 5, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The sense of electoral victimhood among the Democrats is rapidly spreading from the kookie fringes like DUmmieland to the CENTER of the Democrat Party as evidenced by the recent Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. WHINE in Rolling Stoned Magazine about how the 2004 election was stolen (by recycling already discredited fantasies). Even though the "proof" offered by Kennedy and others of the kook fringe is laughable, the professional Democrats now realize they need to accept such "stolen election" fantasies" in order to keep their hard core support among the loonie left. We had a hint of it earlier when Mama...
  • Was the 2004 Election Stolen? (by RFKjr)

    06/01/2006 12:06:42 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 144 replies · 4,989+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6/1/06 | ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.
    Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for George Bush -- and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in ''tinfoil hats,'' while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately dismissed allegations of...
  • Karenna Gore is still mad at you

    04/30/2006 10:53:32 PM PDT · by tlb · 67 replies · 2,273+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2006 | Page Six
    AL Gore bumped into Avenue magazine editorial director Pamela Gross the other day at the Regency, where she told him his daughter will be on the May cover. Karenna told Avenue that during the Florida recount in 2000, "the rancor was overwhelming at times . . . There was this horrible mob outside the vice president's house that was recruited by political operatives. They just kept yelling, 'Get out of [Dick] Cheney's house.' That was really painful and rude."
  • Bewildering Those Too Young to Vote (Like Grandpa, Like Grandson)

    02/20/2006 12:15:46 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies · 529+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/20/06 | anon
    Palm Beach County, Fla., created the controversial "butterfly ballot" in the 2000 presidential election that reportedly confused more than 1,000 Gore-Lieberman voters such that they wound up marking their ballots for a minor-party candidate. In February 2006, local education officials told the Palm Beach Post that too many of the county's high school students apparently knew answers on the statewide comprehensive test but were incorrectly marking the answer sheets. The multiple choice questions require only one circle to be darkened on the sheet, but other questions require darkening digits of an actual numerical answer, apparently bewildering students into darkening too...
  • The Nation: Senators Sould Press Alito on Bush v. Gore (Kookfest)

    01/09/2006 4:18:38 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 39 replies · 677+ views
    The Nation via Yahoo! News ^ | January 9, 2006 | John Nichols
    The Nation -- When the Senate Judiciary Committee begins questioning Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito this week, Americans will again be reminded of the limitations of the confirmation process for presidential picks to serve on the federal bench. Alito will lie to the committee, intentionally and repeatedly. In keeping with the standard set by all recent high court nominees, he will treat the hearings, and by extension the American people, who the confirmation process is intended to serve, with utter and complete contempt. Alito will be asked direct questions and he will claim that he cannot answer them for two...
  • The Final Word? New documents raise questions about news media’s findings on the 2000 pres. election

    11/19/2001 12:32:17 PM PST · by Jean S · 25 replies · 218+ views
    Newsweek via MSNBC.com ^ | 11/19/01 | Michael Isikoff
    New documents raise questions about news media’s findings on the 2000 presidential election Nov. 19 — After spending nearly $1 million, a consortium of big news organizations last week rendered what it once thought would be final word on last year’s bitterly contested Florida recount. THE DECISION: a split verdict. To the chagrin of Democratic partisans, the consortium proclaimed Bush still would have won the apparently limited statewide recount underway last December 9 even if the U.S. Supreme Court had not swooped in and stopped it. But if all disputed ballots had been manually counted—something, ironically, neither side had even ...
  • Chris Matthews: Final tally gives Bush legitimacy

    11/18/2001 9:58:51 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 79 replies · 240+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/18/2001 | Chris Matthews
    <p>Washington -- The real loser of the 2000 presidential election was hardball politics.</p> <p>George W. Bush thought he would lose the limited recount ordered by Florida's Supreme Court, so the Republican presidential candidate got the U.S. Supreme Court to stop it. The result was a victory in the Electoral College that gave Al Gore backers reason to question Bush's legitimacy.</p>
  • SCALIA RAPS GORE FOR '00 (USSC Justice says Gore people forced election 2000 into courts)

    11/22/2005 5:45:52 AM PST · by Liz · 118 replies · 4,735+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 22, 2005 | FRANKIE EDOZIEN
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the high court did not inject itself into the 2000 presidential election. .......Scalia said: "The election was dragged into the courts by the Gore people. We did not go looking for trouble." .........the court had to take the case. "The issue was whether Florida's Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court [would decide the election.] What did you expect us to do? Turn the case down because it wasn't important enough?" (Scalia) contended there would have been a difficult transition had the court not stepped in....... (and that) studies by news organizations.....showed...
  • Jimmy Carter: Gore Beat Bush in 2000

    09/23/2005 4:42:47 AM PDT · by Klickitat · 172 replies · 4,399+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 09-21-05 | Joe Kovacs
    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2005 Five years after the controversial 2000 presidential election, ex-President Jimmy Carter now says he's certain Al Gore defeated George W. Bush. "Well I would say that in the year 2000, the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process," Carter told a panel Monday at American University in Washington, D.C. "There's no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president." Those in attendance broke out in applause for that statement. "[Gore] received the most votes nationwide, and in my opinion, he also received the most votes in Florida," Carter continued. "And the decision was...
  • Okay, Now I'm Scared (2000 Election recount more of a threat to our Republic than terrorism)

    11/16/2001 1:22:47 PM PST · by Mr. Mulliner · 14 replies · 191+ views
    Frontpage ^ | November 16, 2001 | Richard Poe
    Okay, Now I’m Scared FrontPageMagazine.com | November 16, 2001 WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS, all I could think was, "Oh no, not again!" No, I’m not talking about the Airbus A-300 that crashed into my home borough of Queens Monday morning. I refer to the more ominous events reported by cyber-journalist Matt Drudge the night before. The headline read, "Big Media Florida Recount: Gore Topped Bush If All Under/Over Votes Counted." The myth of the stolen election had returned. Why do I call Drudge’s story "more ominous" than the plane crash? Let me explain. The crash of American Airlines ...
  • Bush by 537; Gore by 537,179 (Gigglefest Alert: Ex-CBS Newer Says Abolish Electoral College!)

    11/16/2001 1:22:44 PM PST · by Timesink · 40 replies · 329+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2001 | Martin Plissner
    November 16, 2001 Bush by 537; Gore by 537,179 By MARTIN PLISSNER ASHINGTON -- Now that a group of major news organizations has concluded that it was not the Supreme Court that imposed President Bush upon the nation, it's important to note that the voters didn't decide it that way, either. It does not take eight months of research with the University of Chicago to know that the current leader of the free (or at least the antiterrorist) world got half a million fewer votes last year than his opponent. Let it be stipulated at the outset that under ...
  • Jimmy Carter: Gore beat Bush in 2000 (Uber Barf and Sore Loser Alerts)

    09/23/2005 12:04:19 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 143 replies · 3,361+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 23, 2005 | Joe Kovacs
    Five years after the controversial 2000 presidential election, ex-President Jimmy Carter now says he's certain Al Gore defeated George W. Bush. "Well I would say that in the year 2000, the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process," Carter told a panel Monday at American University in Washington, D.C. "There's no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president."
  • Former President Carter says Current 'President' Bush Lost 2000 Election! (MoonBat Alert)

    09/22/2005 5:31:54 PM PDT · by steve-b · 38 replies · 821+ views
    BradBlog ^ | 9/22/05 | Brad Friedman
    CARTER: 'No Doubt In My Mind That Al Gore Was Elected President'... "There’s no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president," Carter told an audience at American University last Monday. RAW STORY has the scoop and the audio of Carter at Monday's event....
  • Summer Of Our Disconent (Krugman Forced To Issue Corrections! HA!)

    08/25/2005 9:03:25 PM PDT · by crushkerry · 24 replies · 1,178+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/26/05 | Paul Krugman
    For the last few months there has been a running debate about the U.S. economy, more or less like this: American families: "We're not doing very well." The administration and some political commentators seem genuinely puzzled by polls showing that Americans are unhappy about the economy. After all, they point out, numbers like the growth rate of G.D.P. look pretty good. So why aren't people cheering? (snip)Corrections: In my column last Friday, I cited an inaccurate number (given by the Conyers report) for turnout in Ohio's Miami County last year: 98.5 percent. I should have checked the official state site,...
  • It's the Truth that Counts

    08/24/2005 10:38:28 PM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 11 replies · 728+ views
    NRO ^ | August 24, 2005 | Donald Luskin
      It’s the Truth that CountsPaul Krugman’s outrageous Florida lie. “This will be the subject of about a billion blog entries today. Did Krugman really think he could get away with this?” So wrote John Podhoretz on National Review Online’s The Corner on Friday, stunned by an outrageous lie in Paul Krugman’s New York Times column that day. America’s most dangerous liberal pundit had written, Two different news media consortiums reviewed Florida’s ballots; both found that a full manual recount would have given the election to Mr. Gore. Podhoretz was right. By the end of the day, Krugman’s lie...
  • Jeb Bush Recounts Meeting With Roberts

    07/23/2005 12:06:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 703+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/23/05 | AP
    Gov. Jeb Bush blasted a Florida congressman Friday for suggesting that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts be disqualified because of a brief meeting the governor and Roberts had during the 2000 presidential recount. An expert in constitutional law then in the private sector, Roberts came to Tallahassee at his own expense to volunteer advice to Bush as the governor's older brother tried to clinch the election over then-Vice President Al Gore. Rep. Robert Wexler, a Democrat, said that meeting alone should disqualify Roberts. "Ready, fire, shoot," Bush said Friday when asked about Wexler's statement. "Everything is off the top of...
  • Roberts' role in recount is fuzzy to Bush [The 'selected-not-elected' strategy]

    07/22/2005 6:10:09 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 9 replies · 545+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Jul 22, 2005 | BY GARY FINEOUT AND MARC CAPUTO
    Whether due to fading memories or a White House-imposed silence, few of those involved recall details about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' advice to Gov. Bush during the 2000 recount.TALLAHASSEE - As U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts is scrutinized for everything from his judicial rulings to his abortion views, his role during one of the most memorable times in modern political history remains obscured by imperfect memories and White House-imposed secrecy.
  • Roberts Helped Counsel Jeb Bush

    07/21/2005 5:45:24 PM PDT · by bayourod · 12 replies · 560+ views
    washingtonpost. ^ | July 21, 2005 | BRENT KALLESTAD
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- During the tumultuous presidential recount in 2000, John Roberts flew to Florida and volunteered advice to Gov. Jeb Bush, whose brother was trying to clinch the election. Some Democrats are now saying the trip should disqualify Roberts from the Supreme Court. Roberts, who was in private practice at the time, accepted Jeb Bush's invitation to come to Florida at his own expense to offer advice to the governor. He spent only about a half hour with Bush and never played a major role at a time when scores of attorneys swarmed into the state. "He came down...
  • Everything the New York Times Thinks About the Florida Recount Is Wrong!

    11/13/2001 5:18:39 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 29 replies · 176+ views
    Slate ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Everything the New York Times Thinks About the Florida Recount Is Wrong!It turns out the U.S. Supreme Court really did cast the deciding vote ...By Mickey KausPosted Tuesday, November 13, 2001, at 1:18 AM PTJust when you thought the Florida recount story was settling down into a familiar bitter partisan dispute, the Orlando Sentinel has changed the story line again. The Sentinel, remember, was the paper that first uncovered the hidden cache  of valid, uncounted "overvotes"—seemingly double-voted ballots that, as the massive media recount of Florida has now confirmed, were the key to a potential Gore victory, if only ...
  • Fla. County Urged to Ditch Voting Machines (CHAD ALERT!)

    05/28/2005 8:39:00 AM PDT · by Valin · 15 replies · 483+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5.28/05 | Associated Press
    MIAMI - Miami-Dade County's elections chief has recommended ditching its ATM-style voting machines, just three years after buying them for $24.5 million to avoid a repeat of the hanging and dimpled chads from the 2000 election. Elections supervisor Lester Sola said in a memo Friday that the county should switch to optical scanners that use paper ballots, based on declining voter confidence in the paperless touch-screen machines and quadrupled election day labor costs. Fifteen of Florida's 67 counties chose touch-screen machines after the 2000 election fiasco. The machines have caused problems during at least six elections, including the September 2002...
  • The Clinton-Gore way of counting: Joseph Farah says Democrats' method doesn't add up (repost)

    11/12/2001 12:14:10 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 136+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, November 20, 2000 | Joseph Farah
    The Clinton-Gore way of counting &copy;&nbsp;2000&nbsp;WorldNetDaily.com "Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." --Josef Stalin In justifying recounts of recounts of recounts in Palm Beach County, the Clinton-Gore Democratic machine explained that they just wanted to ensure "that all votes were counted." "It just wouldn't be fair," the lawyers and spinmeisters explained, "to deny some people their constitutional right to participate in the election process." But that was then. That was a friendly county -- with lots of Democratic votes. That was a county that, statistical science indicates, would continue to deliver ...
  • All In All, The Headlines Were Surprisingly Pro-Bush

    11/12/2001 9:03:21 AM PST · by stayout · 32 replies · 222+ views
    After hearing that the outcome of the media consortium's recount of the 2000 Florida vote was coming out last night, I was expecting a fiercely pro-Gore spin by all our favorite liberal newspapers. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the generally neutral to pro-President Bush slant of the headlines (which is the only part most people would read anyway). Here is the results of my impromptu survey: 1. "Slim win-lose scenarios in Fla. vote review" Source: Boston Globe 2. "Bush Still Had Votes to Win in a Recount, Study Finds" Source: L.A. Times 3. "Study of Disputed Florida ...
  • CNN Reports: "The Right Man Won"

    11/12/2001 4:07:00 AM PST · by wai-ming · 58 replies · 262+ views
    CNN | Nov. 12, 2001
    Unbelievable. CNN reports, without the usual whining leftist spin, that George W. Bush won the 2000 election recount. And they called him "the right man."
  • GOP Was the Real Victim in Fla. Vote

    11/12/2001 4:22:40 AM PST · by WxMan2000 · 55 replies · 2,280+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/12/01 | John R. Lott Jr. and James K. Glassman
    Here's an excerpt.. But if spoiled ballots do indicate disenfranchisement, then the new data show that, by a dramatic margin, the group most victimized in the Florida voting was African American Republicans.
  • Washington Post headline: Study shows recount would have elected Bush

    11/11/2001 6:51:01 PM PST · by dawn53 · 25 replies · 296+ views
    Looks like the Post is following CNN and using a sane headline.
  • Without overvotes Gore was doomed

    11/11/2001 6:26:57 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 13 replies · 151+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 11, 2001 | STEVE BOUSQUET and THOMAS C. TOBIN
    More than 2,100 Florida voters who wanted Al Gore to become president tried to make doubly sure of their choice. So did more than 1,300 voters who backed George W. Bush. They marked a ballot for their candidate and then wrote in his name for president, too. Or they circled the name, or tried to scratch out a mistake, or otherwise made a second mark to emphasize their choice. Those votes could have turned the election for Gore. But the extra emphasis ensured they wouldn't count. Instead, the ballots were labeled as overvotes, or ballots which machines read as having ...
  • Florida recount study: Bush still wins

    11/11/2001 6:05:12 PM PST · by Nataku X · 145 replies · 1,037+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 11/11/01 | AP
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A comprehensive study of the 2000 presidential election in Florida suggests that if the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed a statewide vote recount to proceed, Republican candidate George W. Bush would still have been elected president. The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago conducted the six-month study for a consortium of eight news media companies, including CNN. NORC dispatched an army of trained investigators to examine closely every rejected ballot in all 67 Florida counties, including handwritten and punch-card ballots. The NORC team of coders were able to examine about 99 percent of ...
  • Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote

    11/11/2001 6:49:42 PM PST · by PianoMan · 92 replies · 3,082+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/12/01 | By FORD FESSENDEN and JOHN M. BRODER
    comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward. Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. ...
  • ONE YEAR LATER, MEDIA STILL COUNTING FLORIDA VOTES

    11/11/2001 12:31:53 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 74 replies · 466+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | November 11, 2001 | Matt Drudge
    ONE YEAR LATER, MEDIA STILL COUNTING FLORIDA VOTES MAJORITY (79%) BELIEVE WE WILL NEVER GET A COMPLETELY ACCURATE COUNT OF ALL THE VOTES IN FLORIDA New York [Sun Nov 11 2001 15:55:26 ET] -- With the imminent release of the latest recount of Florida votes, a 79% majority of Americans surveyed for a TIME/CNN Poll say they do not think we will ever get a completely accurate count of all the votes in Florida. (Only 15% said yes we would; 6% were not sure.) A recount conducted by the National Opinion Research Center & Consortium of Media Companies is ...
  • The Latest Florida Recount - All You Need to Know

    11/11/2001 2:17:05 PM PST · by PetroniDE · 50 replies · 403+ views
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    In light of the soon to be released "recount" of the Presidential Election in Florida, here is all you need to know. BUSH...............TIME LEFT.................GORE .271.................0:00.....................266 .................RECOUNTS LEFT ...3............................................0
  • Bit Media Fl. Recount: Gore topped Bush if all the under/over Votes counted;Legal strategy destroyed

    11/11/2001 3:12:41 PM PST · by jern · 192 replies · 471+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Nov. 11, 2001 | Drudge
    **World Exclusive** **Must Credit DRUDGE REPORT** A vote-by-vote review of untallied ballots in the 2000 Florida presidential election commissioned by the nation's main media outlets shows Al Gore edged ahead of George W. "under all the scenarios for counting all undervotes and overvotes statewide," the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. APCNNNYTWASHPOSTLATIMESNEWSDAYCHICAGOTRIB will splash on Monday an election review which will ignite total controversy, publishing sources told DRUDGE on Sunday. MORE BIG MEDIA FLORIDA RECOUNT: GORE TOPPED BUSH IF ALL UNDER/OVER VOTES COUNTED; LEGAL STRATEGY DESTROYED CHANCES