July 21, 2005 |
As the 2000 presidential recount battle raged in Florida, a Washington lawyer named John G. Roberts Jr. traveled to Tallahassee, the state capital, to dispense legal advice. He operated in the shadows at least some of those 37 days, never signing a legal brief and rarely making an appearance at the makeshift headquarters for George W. Bush's legal team.
May 9, 2004 |
Rep. Katherine Harris, the former Florida secretary of state who oversaw the disputed 2000 presidential election, admits she's responsible for a vote going uncounted -- her own. Harris forgot to sign her absentee ballot when she voted in Longboat Key's local election March 9. "I feel terrible," the Republican lawmaker said. "It's a mistake. I regret it." Harris said she was in a rush to catch a flight to Washington, D.C., when she handed the unsigned ballot to her husband to send in.
May 3, 2004 |
Ian Malone, a brain-damaged boy who caught Al Gore's attention during the 2000 presidential campaign because an HMO threatened to cut his coverage, has died at age 4 1/2. Ian died in his sleep Saturday, his parents said. "Ian's short life was a constant battle to improve the system for those who will come after him," Dylan and Christine Malone said. "We will sorely miss his beautiful smile and ready laugh, and are sorry his journey had to end so soon."
April 21, 2004 |
Democrats have scored one small, belated victory in the 2000 presidential recount. President Bush's 2000 campaign has agreed to pay a $90,000 civil fine for failing to disclose fundraising and spending to the Federal Election Commission for its effort to win the Florida recount, the FEC said Tuesday. The campaign paid the fine to settle the case, which resulted from a complaint by Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
November 13, 2001 |
Could Al Gore have won? That question lingers in the aftermath of an unprecedented inspection and analysis of 175,010 presidential ballots that were rejected by tabulating machines or county canvassing boards during last year's 36-day presidential election recount struggle in Florida. Gore partisans have charged ever since that the Democratic candidate was unfairly denied the White House because the U.S. Supreme Court interceded to suspend the counting of disputed Florida ballots.
November 12, 2001 |
Shortly after Al Gore conceded last year's cliffhanger presidential contest to George W. Bush 36 days after election day, eight media companies began a joint effort to determine why so many Florida voters had cast spoiled ballots.