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  • John Bolton v. Democracy

    04/27/2005 8:09:38 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 12 replies · 615+ views
    The Nation Online ^ | 4-27-05 | John Nichols
    Bolton was a key player in the fight to delay the Florida count long enough to allow for the Supreme Court's intervention, and he got his reward quickly. Despite his record of making controversial and sometimes bizarre statements regarding international affairs, he was selected by the Bush administration in 2001 to serve as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control. And he is now in line to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Before he is given that position, and charged with the job of promoting the spread of democracy around the world, however, senators would do well...
  • 2000 changed everything

    02/22/2005 6:17:26 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies · 1,045+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Michael Barone
    Sometimes a decision made in the heat of partisan battle has reverberations for years to come. One such decision was the one of Al Gore's campaign to selectively challenge the results of the 2000 election in Florida by demanding hand counts of votes cast in three counties - Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. The latter two produce huge majorities for Democratic candidates, and the election officials in charge of the hand counts were Democrats. In other words, Gore sought new counts only in areas where he was likely to gain votes and would not take the risk of a statewide...
  • "SORE LOSERMAN" Veterans, help educate the newbies.

    11/02/2004 7:25:14 AM PST · by mission9 · 21 replies · 177+ views
    Vanity | 11-01-04 | Chuck Norris
    Post election strategy - The Victory Parade or the Courthouse/ballotroom Stomp.
  • Campaigns begin mobilizing lawyers (Dems already filing lawsuits)

    10/03/2004 9:17:04 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 26 replies · 858+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | Oct. 4, 2004 | LISA GETTER
    WASHINGTON - Haunted by the specter of the 2000 Florida recount, both presidential campaigns have begun lining up thousands of lawyers across the United States, just in case the election again is too close to call. Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign has put together an elaborate nationwide plan to mobilize tens of thousands of lawyers on Election Day, enough to staff every county in every battleground state. Another five legal "SWAT teams" are in place to fly anywhere a recount is warranted. Democratic lawyers are already filing lawsuits across the country - including ones in Ohio, Michigan and Florida last...
  • WSJ: The Florida Myth

    09/28/2004 5:13:08 AM PDT · by OESY · 41 replies · 1,774+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Senator Jon Corzine: "Voter suppression and intimidation . . . in Florida again!? The GOP used voter intimidation and outright fraud to hand Florida to George W. Bush in 2000, and if we don't stop them, they'll do it again." Yes, the political urban legend that black voters in Florida were harassed and intimidated on Election Day four years ago is making a comeback. Only yesterday Jimmy Carter, fresh from blessing Hugo Chavez's dubious victory in Venezuela, moaned that in 2000 "several thousand ballots of African Americans were thrown out on technicalities" in Florida, and that this year more black...
  • Vanity Fair Magazine - "The Path to Florida" (Oct 2004 hit piece) BARF ALERT

    09/23/2004 9:36:58 PM PDT · by ikka · 9 replies · 479+ views
    Vanity Fair Magazine ^ | October 2004 | Margolick/Peretez/Schnaverson
    Vanity Fair, in complete non-collaboration with the Democrats as required by the FEC, has just now decided to run a hit piece on the 2000 election. Watch in amazement as all the old bromides are once again aired out in a pathetic attempt to make the case that Bush was "selected, not elected" and that the SCOTUS "installed" Bush into the White House. This article is in two PDFs. I will add direct links to the PDF in the body of the comment so that the DemocRAT blogger who has them does not get the hits.
  • The Myth of the Stolen Election - Part IBy John Fund

    09/17/2004 3:14:24 PM PDT · by Zyke · 16 replies · 1,605+ views ^ | September 17, 2004 | John Fund
    The current toxic political atmosphere, in which one side is concerned about voter fraud and the other about voter disfranchisement, is largely the product of the elephant in the parlor left over from the 2000 election. Of course, I'm talking about the Florida recount, the gold standard for botched elections, and all the bitter recriminations it launched. The Florida battle returned to the news as the 2004 election approached in Michael Moore's hit film Fahrenheit 9/11, which begins with a malicious account of what happened in 2000. In essence, Moore claims that George W. Bush, aided by Florida's Republican secretary...
  • Russert on Imus

    08/31/2004 5:51:25 PM PDT · by Nanny7 · 19 replies · 1,121+ views
    My husband said he heard Tim Russert say on Imus (this morning - 8/31) that "Gore won all the recounts in Florida." Can someone confirm?
  • Briefly, what was the exact ruling of the Supreme Court concerning the Florida 2000 election?

    08/30/2004 4:33:51 PM PDT · by HankReardon · 50 replies · 1,037+ views
    I contend the ruling was that election rules concerning how to count ballots and what could be considered a properly cast ballot hence a vote could not be changed after the ballots were cast. It would be helpful if someone could direct me to a link to the ruling. Thanks.
  • Absentee ballots' errors total 2% (Palm Beach voter alert!)

    08/30/2004 5:42:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 639+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/29/04 | Deana Poole
    Here we go again. Four years after the 2000 election fiasco, Palm Beach County's three-member canvassing board will meet Monday to determine the intent of about 300 absentee voters who incorrectly filled out their broken-arrow primary election ballots. The canvassing board also will look at about 180 absentee ballots where voters either failed to sign ballot envelopes or whose signature differed from the one on file with the Supervisor of Elections Office. In total, the questionable ballots make up about 2 percent of the 23,395 absentee ballots the elections office had received by Saturday, three days before Tuesday's primary election....
  • One Man, Two Votes

    08/25/2004 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies · 626+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Wednesday, August 25, 2004 | Editor
    Politics: Nearly four years have passed, but the Bush-stole-the-election howling hasn't faded. Worse, it will only grow louder as the next election nears.Polls show President Bush and Sen. John Kerry in a dead heat in Florida, where the outcome of the 2000 election was contested for weeks. Anyone hoping there wouldn't be a replay will not find this comforting.Despite their endless accusations, Bush haters cannot point to a single instance of the administration — or Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or the Republican Party — rigging the vote or fixing the outcome. The Democrats have no grounds for their carping.We've said...
  • Only A Year Late-Fla. Recount Data Delivered 11/5, Public by 11/12

    11/01/2001 9:06:10 AM PST · by umbra · 90 replies · 286+ views
    National Journal ^ | November 1, 2001 SGT | Hotline Daily Briefing
    Top NewsONLY ONE YEAR LATEFL recount data to be delivered to consortium 11/5, released to public 11/11 or 11/12.
  • Need Succinct "Bush Stole Florida" Rebuttal

    08/11/2004 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 150 replies · 4,093+ views
    11 August 2004 | Lando Lincoln
    We've all been there.....a relative that insists some sacredly held leftist point is correct. In this case, it is my brother - who has far more conservative views than he knows. Well, in this case, he is convinced that Bush stole the election in Florida. Anyone who can direct me to a factual summary of those painfully long events, it would be greatly appreciated. I believe my brother to be intellectually honest and the "pesky facts" may sway him.I only on the rarest occasion post vanities. Any help is appreciated. Lando
  • Florida officials: Some voting records wiped out

    07/28/2004 8:48:28 AM PDT · by Quick1 · 10 replies · 561+ views
    CNN ^ | July 28, 2004 | AP
    MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- A computer crash erased detailed records from Miami-Dade County's first widespread use of touchscreen voting machines, raising again the specter of election troubles in Florida, where the new technology was supposed to put an end to such problems. The crashes occurred in May and November of 2003, erasing information from the September 2002 gubernatorial primaries and other elections, elections officials said Tuesday. The malfunction was made public after the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition, a citizen's group, requested all data from the 2002 gubernatorial primary between Democratic candidates Janet Reno and Bill McBride. In December, officials began...
  • Lost Record of Vote in '02 Florida Race Raises '04 Concern

    07/28/2004 2:10:01 AM PDT · by hardcoreinlove · 49 replies · 948+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2004 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    IAMI, July 27 - Almost all the electronic records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost, stoking concerns that the machines are unreliable as the presidential election draws near. The records disappeared after two computer system crashes last year, county elections officials said, leaving no audit trail for the 2002 gubernatorial primary. A citizens group uncovered the loss this month after requesting all audit data from that election
  • Florida Activists Urge Manual Recount Possibility (You lost, get over it)

    07/27/2004 6:03:34 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 11 replies · 440+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-27-04 | Michael Peltier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Political activists asked a judge on Tuesday to invalidate a Florida election rule barring manual recounts on touch-screen voting machines that will be used by half the state's registered voters. In a case with echoes of the disputed 2000 presidential election, a coalition of groups is suing Florida's Department of State over a rule preventing local elections supervisors in 15 counties from setting up manual recount procedures for touch-screen voting systems put in place since then. Republican President Bush beat Democratic rival Al Gore in the presidential election in 2000 after clinching the state of Florida...
  • Dems contend all votes weren't counted in 2000: Clinton, Gore use cospeeches to express bitterness

    07/27/2004 3:32:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 655+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2004
    Former President Bill Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, both used their Democratic Party convention speeches last night to express bitterness over the outcome of the 2004 election, both suggesting that some votes weren't counted. Clinton began his speech last night by honoring Gore. "And Al Gore, as he showed again tonight, demonstrated incredible patriotism and grace under pressure," said Clinton. "He is the living embodiment of the principle that every vote counts. And this year, we're going to make sure they're all counted in every state in America." Earlier, Gore reminded delegates and the national viewing audience that...
  • Transcript: Gore Blasts 2000 Recount

    07/26/2004 6:14:59 PM PDT · by AfghanIraqVeteran · 22 replies · 1,261+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 26, 2004 | Transcript From Gore's Speech
    -- at the Democratic convention in Boston Monday: Friends, fellow Democrats, fellow Americans, I'll be candid with you. I had hoped to be back here this week under different circumstances, running for re-election. But you know the old saying: You win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third category.
  • Ronnie Reagan says Gore won every single media recount in Florida 2000

    07/26/2004 5:49:57 PM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 98 replies · 5,574+ views
    MSNBC Live from the Donkey Convention | July 26, 2004
    I was flipping through the coverage of the jack@ss convention and came across Ronnie Reagan telling Chris Mathews that President Bush and the SCOTUS stole the election from Al Gore. The former ballerina, claimed that every single vote recount in Florida by the media resulted in Gore winning the popular vote in Florida and therfore the National Electorial College majority in 2000.
  • Edwards Invokes 2000 Recount in Florida (Lies, Lies, and More Lies)

    07/18/2004 7:02:01 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 37 replies · 1,117+ views
    FoxNews/AP ^ | 7/18/04 | Fox News/AP
    Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards (search) pledged from the pulpit of a black church on Sunday that the party will work hard to head off the kind of Florida ballot irregularities that Democrats assert gave the White House to George W. Bush. "We will get voters registered. We will get voters mobilized. We will get voters to the polls," the North Carolina senator told the congregation of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church (search). A scant 537 votes delivered Florida and the presidency to Bush after a protracted legal battle resolved by the Supreme Court. The race seems as...
  • Associated Press: One sided platform for Kerry

    07/16/2004 9:18:56 PM PDT · by GeronL · 86 replies · 2,154+ views
    July 17, 2004 | GeronL
    Associated Press: One-sided platform for Kerry, DemocratsBy Floyd Geron LooneyInternet- An article run by the AP allowed the Kerry campaign to make unfounded accusations without any questions being raised. The Kerry campaign argued that 57,000 black Americans were denied the vote in Palm Beach County and one million nationally. These unfounded allegations have been growing more and more ridiculous with each retelling. In actual fact there are about 100,000 voting-age black Americans in Palm Beach County, according to the 2000 US Census. The idea that a majority was denied the vote is easy to dismiss and quite laughable. The...
  • The Florida Myth: An urban legend to fire up the base

    07/15/2004 9:22:17 AM PDT · by OESY · 51 replies · 3,028+ views
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2004 | Peter Kirsanow
    This article from October 15, 2003 was basically reprinted today in the New York Post under the title "2000 Vote Myths." It takes on a special relevance because of Kerry's false claim that one million blacks were disenfranchised in the 2000 election: * * * The Florida Myth: An urban legend to fire up the base, by Peter Kirsanow Political myths can overcome facts through sheer repetition: The New Deal ended the Depression, tax cuts caused budget deficits in the Eighties, etc. These myths serve vital partisan imperatives — especially when the policy cupboards of the partisans are bare or...
  • Lawsuit Challenges Florida Ballot Recount Rules

    07/07/2004 4:13:35 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 554+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-7-04 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Voting rights groups sued Florida election administrators on Wednesday to overturn a rule that prohibits manual recounting of ballots cast with touch-screen machines, a lawsuit with echoes of the state's disputed 2000 presidential election voting. The lawsuit said the rule was "illogical" and rested on the questionable assumption that electronic voting machines perform flawlessly 100 percent of the time. It also said the rule violated a Florida law that expressly requires manual recounts of certain ballots if the margin in an election is less than 0.25 percent of the votes cast. Court disputes over how to conduct...
  • Sharpton's admirers faced with a quandary (Vote for Crazy Al? Or someone to beat Bush?)

    02/02/2004 4:57:50 AM PST · by mhking · 9 replies · 280+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2.2.04 | PETER WALLSTEN
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Rev. Al Sharpton all but admits he has no shot of winning the Democratic nomination for president, but that doesn't deter the thousands who have leapt to their feet and danced on chairs in recent days to cheer his fiery words as he preaches to campaign rallies across South Carolina. Just last week, after a vintage Sharpton speech full of sharp humor and wisecracks designed to paint his fellow Democrats as weak on issues of race and poverty, dozens of students at a historically black college near the capital heeded his call for campaign volunteers by...
  • Let the Sunshine In [John Lott debunks DNC's Fla. election 2000 lies ~ again]

    12/10/2003 9:56:19 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 36 replies · 1,540+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec. 10, 2003 | John R. Lott Jr.
      December 10, 2003, 9:15 a.m.Let the Sunshine InThe same old myths live on about Florida, Nov. 2000. By John R. Lott Jr. Headlines this weekend recited the old line "Dems accuse Bush of stealing the 2000 election." Former U.S. Representative Carrie Meek received a wildly enthusiastic response from delegates to the Florida Democratic convention with calls that "We should be ready for revenge!" Retired General Wesley Clark told delegates he fought for democracy and free elections in Vietnam and Europe only to see "the taking" of the presidency by Republicans in 2000. Senator John Edwards said, "We had...
  • Katherine Harris to Release Book on 'myths' of 2000 Recount

    06/02/2002 6:01:22 PM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 5 replies · 138+ views
    AP ^ | 6/1/02 | The Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who gained national attention during the 2000 presidential election recount, is working on a book about her role in the voting fiasco. "Center of the Storm: Practicing Principled Leadership in Times of Crisis," is scheduled to hit shelves Sept. 3, just two weeks before Harris faces a Republican primary for a Sarasota-area congressional seat. In the book, Harris will tell her side of the 36-day legal battle following the November election, the publishers said. They said the book would "debunk myths debated during the recount." The book, which also includes...