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  • Gore: 'I think I carried Florida'

    08/05/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 5, 2017
    Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore told HBO's Bill Maher he thinks he carried the state of Florida in 2000, a state that would have given Gore the presidency over George W. Bush. Gore, 69, visited Maher on HBO's "Real Time" on Friday to discuss his follow-up climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" when the host broached the issue of rising sea levels. .... “So when the sea levels rise, obviously we could lose Venice. We could lose Florida. And who would know better about losing Florida?” Maher joked, leading to some groans from the live...
  • Gore: 'I think I carried Florida'

    08/05/2017 6:01:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/5/17 | JOE CONCHA
    ....Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore told HBO's Bill Maher he thinks he carried the state of Florida in 2000, a state that would have given Gore the presidency over George W. Bush. Gore, 69, visited Maher on HBO's "Real Time" on Friday to discuss his follow-up climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" when the host broached the issue of rising sea levels.
  • [Flashback] Hillary Calls For End To Electoral College

    10/19/2016 10:20:15 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | November 10, 2000
    Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton began a victory tour of upstate New York Friday by calling for elimination of the Electoral College. At an airport news conference, the first lady said she would support legislation seeking a constitutional amendment providing for the direct election of the president. At the moment, Americans are waiting to see who wins Florida's 25 electoral votes and thus becomes the next president. Vice President Al Gore leads Republican George W. Bush in the popular vote nationwide. "We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago," Clinton said. "I believe strongly that in a...
  • Nicolle Wallace: During 2000 Florida Recount, Cruz Tops for 'Hubris and Egomania'

    12/29/2015 3:57:31 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Judging by Nicolle Wallace's performance on today's With All Due Respect, it looks like establishment Republicans are going full bore against Ted Cruz. Here was Wallace talking about her personal experience with Ted Cruz: "I worked with him on the [2000 Bush/Gore] recount in Florida, and the recount was sort of ground zero for the biggest egos in both parties in the whole country, and he rose to the top in terms of hubris and egomania." Co-host John Heilemann was flabbergasted: "you're saying that among all of your colleagues in the recount effort, that he was the biggest ego? Is...
  • 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...