December 2, 2000 |
In a pair of legal victories for George W. Bush, the Florida Supreme Court declined to call a new election in Palm Beach County over the use of its controversial "butterfly ballot" and refused to hasten the recount of disputed presidential ballots. As a result, Al Gore may find that his last best chance to win the White House now rests with Leon County Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls, who begins hearing testimony this morning in Gore's lawsuit contesting the certification of Texas Gov.
December 2, 2000
More than three weeks after the election, the battle for the presidency marches on. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday's hearing is expected early next week. In addition, the Florida Legislature is considering a special session to appoint electors if court battles extend beyond the Dec. 12 federal deadline to choose them. * Today: Hearing in Leon County by Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls on Al Gore's petition to overturn Florida's results and continue recounts in three counties.
November 30, 2000
A summary of Wednesday's developments: * Recounts * Gore's attorneys asked a Florida appeals court for an immediate start to counting disputed ballots. The Gore appeal--of a timetable set Tuesday by Leon County Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls--was expected to be passed up to the state's Supreme Court. * * More than 1.1 million ballots from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties will be driven today to Tallahassee.
December 8, 2000 |
After the ballot confetti we now know as chad, the yellow Ryder truck that delivered ballots to a Tallahassee, Fla., court could be the most enduring symbol of this historic election. Now the Chad Chariot can be yours--in an online auction. "It's become a piece of history," said Allison Striegel of Budget Group, which owns the Ryder fleet. Since the truck's Nov.
December 3, 2000
Quotes from the Circuit Court hearing Saturday in Tallahassee. "These chads are very, very small, and unless you have very, very, very small hands, I don't know how you could push it out with your finger." --Kimball Brace, president of Election Data Services and a Democratic witness.
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December 5, 2000
Vice President Al Gore's double-whammy defeat in the courts Monday would seem to all but assure Texas Gov. George W. Bush the White House. But if the outcome of this nail-biter election is still, technically, unsettled, the locus for a final legal resolution will now certainly be the Florida Supreme Court. Unless, of course, Gore's support inside the Beltway among Democratic politicians, which has held firm since the election, begins to peel away. Congress' top Democratic leaders, Sen.