Memories of recounts and the 2000 Florida election

On this day in 2000, The Supreme Court finally ended the election recounts after several weeks of partisan politics and marches here there and everywhere.

We remember that The Supreme Court decided Bush v Gore:

“Seven of the nine Justices recognized, as Will puts it, that “the standardless recount ordered by the Florida court – different rules in different counties regarding different kinds of chads and different ways of discerning voter intent – violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws.””  (PowerLine)

At the end of the day, the US Supreme Court correctly stopped VP Gore’s plan, or selective recounts in some counties.

By the way, Bush won every recount in Florida.  (In May 2001, or almost 6 months after, he won again: Newspapers’ recount shows Bush prevailed)

How many recounts was Bush supposed to win?

The 2000 election, and the bloody recount, set the stage for “Bush Derangement Syndrome” and the left’s irrational war on the duly elected president of the US. Let’s hope that we don’t see another repeat of the 2000 election in our lifetime.

Last, but not least, VP Gore would have been elected president if he had won his home state of Tennessee, i.e. 11 electoral votes!

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