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By Robert Parry Even as an investigative reporter experienced in writing about terrible decisions that lead to horrible results, I find it galling that former U. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day. Not only did Al Gore win the national popular vote in Election but if all ballots legal under Florida law had been counted, he would have prevailed in that swing state, too, and thus become the 43rd U.
In siding with Bush, the U. Supreme Court also rewarded the Bush campaign for all the obstructions it had placed in the way of a full-and-fair vote count, including flying in rioters from Washington to disrupt the work of the Miami canvassing board.
Supreme Court agreed with Bush, to throw out the newly discovered votes. Court of Appeals in Atlanta, the case was promptly rejected. Meanwhile, in Florida, the state-court-ordered recount was underway. County by county, election canvassing boards were moving smoothly through the machine-rejected ballots, discovering hundreds that clearly had registered choices for presidential candidates.
Gore gained some and Bush gained some. When there was a dispute, the ballots were set aside for later presentation to Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis, who had been named by the Florida Supreme Court to oversee the process and was given wide leeway to make judgments about which ballots should be counted.
So Lewis sent a memo to the state canvassing boards, instructing them to collect these over-votes and send them along with under-votes still in dispute.
After the Lewis memo surfaced almost a year later, the Orlando Sentinel of Florida was virtually alone in asking the judge what he would have done with the over-votes if the Florida recount had been permitted to go forward.
Lewis said that while he had not fully made up his mind about counting the over-votes in Decemberhe added: Supreme Court did something unprecedented. The narrow court majority ordered a halt in the counting of ballots cast by citizens for the election of the President of the United States.
It was a heart-stopping moment in the history of a democratic Republic.
It carried the unmistakable odor of a new order imposing itself in defiance of the popular will. In the decision, the highest court in the land told vote-counters across Florida to stop the recount out of fear that it would show that Gore got more votes in Florida than Bush did.
In other words, it was better for the U. Dangerous Journey Immediately after the U. Bush, the United States will have embarked upon a dangerous political journey whose end could affect the future of all mankind.
Perhaps most chilling, at least for the moment, is the now-unavoidable recognition that the U. A dark cloud is descending over the nation.
Supreme Court was expected to drop.
Bush should be President but it was less certain what legal reasoning they would employ. Dickenson reported that as late as 4 p. Indeed, outside public view, the five justices tentatively decided on one set of arguments on Dec. USA Today disclosed the inside story in a later article that focused on the stress that the Bush v.
Gore ruling had caused within the court. The five justices had been planning to rule for Bush after oral arguments on Dec. The court even sent out for Chinese food for the clerks, so the work could be completed that night, but events took a different turn.
On the evening of Dec.
The revised state ruling based its reasoning entirely on state statutes that permitted recounts in close elections. The revision drew little attention from the national press, but it created a crisis within the U.As punishment for insulting their religious tradition, a girl was brutally raped by her own father, brother, and 2 uncles.
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Broward counts the WRONG ballots for state's Commissioner of Agriculture election as Florida races to finish manual recount ahead of Sunday deadline who has personal experience of the issues.
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