In this constitutional system, the "will of the people" is an irrelevant abstraction. At an NAACP-sponsored hearing in Miami four days after the election, prospective voters told of police cars blocking the way to the polls, of voters harassed by election workers.
Harris Harris I and Gore v. Florida state law at the time allowed a candidate to request a manual recount by protesting the results of at least three precincts. Supreme Court ruling, the Florida House approved awarding the state's electoral votes to Bush, but the matter was moot after the Court's ruling.
Palm Beach County Canvassing Board v. The Herron memo gave postmark and "point of origin" criteria that Herron maintained could be used to challenge overseas ballots.
Florida counties' recount decisions[ edit ] Florida Attorney General Robert Butterworth in his advisory opinion to county canvassing boards: It was instead a painful reminder of the days when the battle for the ballot was, literally, a life-and-death matter.
Supreme Court proceedings[ edit ] Main article: Her attempts to get fresh tallies in Michigan and Pennsylvania were blocked in court. Do I believe that these people inadvertently cast their votes for Pat Buchanan?
Stein had suggested — without evidence — that voting machines in those states and Wisconsin could have been hacked in the November election.
After that decision, the Bush campaign appealed to the U. Volusia County started its recount on November Miami-Dade County decided on November 17 to A recount of a drive by a recount but suspended it on November Stein, who ran for president under the Green Party label, announced her intention last week to seek recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
No call in a state with two different poll-closing times had ever turned out wrong. Controversial issues[ edit ] Various flaws and improprieties in Florida's electoral processes were immediately apparent, while others were reported after later investigation.
Conservative writer Andrew Sullivan in a contemporaneous article: They argue that American democracy is In a May list, over 57, voters were identified as felons, with all counties being ordered to remove all listed names from their voting rolls.
Katherine Harris was a lawsuit about whether county canvassing boards had authority to extend manual recounts in order to inspect ballots for which the machine counter did not register a vote. Silver and several other election analysts have dismissed suggestions that the swing-state vote counts give cause for concern about the integrity of the results.
Florida's secretary of state, Katherine Harris, a Republican, then gave counties until 2: Meanwhile, on December 6 the Republican-controlled Florida legislature convened a special session to appoint a slate of electors pledged to Bush, as the U.
Stein launched an online fundraising page seeking donations toward a multimillion-dollar fund she said was needed to request reviews of the results in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The same day, a state judge upheld that deadline but ruled that further recounts could be considered later. In Pennsylvaniawhere his margin is 1.
The decision was extremely controversial due to its partisan split and the majority's unusual instruction that its judgment in Bush v.
By a 5—4 vote the justices reversed and remanded the case to the Florida Supreme Court "for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion", prior to the optional "safe harbor" deadline which the Florida court had said the state intended to meet. Some counties refused to use the list, finding it error-ridden.
In comparison, counties that used paper ballots scanned by computers at voting places in order to give voters a chance to correct their ballot if it had an error had just 1 in uncountable ballots. The money poured in fromdonors across the country.
We have to believe that based on the vote totals elsewhere. The small margin produced an automatic recount under Florida state law. The court ruled that counties had that authority and to allow time for these efforts, extended the statutory deadline for the manual recounts.
Following the statewide machine recount, the Gore campaign requested a manual recount in four counties. The Brooks Brothers riot: The demonstration, which took place in view of multiple national network television cameras, resulted in the election board reversing their earlier decision to recount ballots, after determining that it could not be completed by the court-issued deadline.
Her recount request in Pennsylvania was complicated by opposition from Trump. Florida statutes also required that all counties certify and report their returns, including any recounts, by 5: Harris Harris I and Gore v.Dec 13, · Jordan Brueckner, a spokeswoman for Stein’s recount drive, told ltgov2018.com that all ,plus donors will have a say in where the extra money.
Jill Stein raises over $m to request US election recounts in battleground states The drive has already Several states allow any candidate who was on the ballot to request a recount. The Florida election recount of was a period of vote recounting in Florida that occurred during the weeks after Election Day in the United States presidential.
The recount was in progress on December 9 when the United States Supreme Court, by a 5 to 4 vote (Justices Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer dissenting), granted Bush's emergency plea for a stay of the Florida Supreme Court recount ruling, stopping the incomplete recount.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised more than $ million to fund a recount effort in three swing states won Recount drive gains considerable strength, support in first days.
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