We extend our condolences to the friends and family of Democratic Congressman Julian Dixon (California Congressional District 32) who passed away Friday 8 December 2000.
Monday 11 December 2000 - In a special session, committees in both chambers of the Florida Legislature approved resolutions that could lead to the appointment of Florida's 25 Presidential Electors. The Legislature will meet again Tuesday 12 December 10 AM EST (1500 UTC) to continue work on this issue. The deadline for selecting uncontested electors is 12 December.
Monday 11 December 2000 - On Saturday 9 December 2000 in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a halt to the Florida hand recounts. Today, oral arguments were held before the Supreme Court. The unofficial tally from the Florida Supreme Court ordered hand recount was Bush +154 when the recount was stopped. Text of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to halt the manual recount
Friday 8 December 2000 - In a 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court has reversed Leon County Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls decision. The court has ordered manual recounts of ALL undervotes in ALL counties. The recounts are to begin immediately. The court added 383 votes to Al Gore's total (from earlier recounts in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties) thus reducing the Bush lead to 154 votes. (9 December Correction: The Palm Beach County's canvassing board declared that Gore gained 176 votes during their manual recount. This declaration brings Bush's unofficial total to 193.)
The recounts begin Saturday morning 9 December and will be run under the supervision of Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis. Judge Lewis has set a target recount completion date of Sunday 10 December 2 PM EST (1900 UTC). The Bush campaign has appealed the Florida Supreme Court ruling to U.S. Supreme Court and has asked both the Florida and U.S. Supreme Courts for a stay. Text of Florida Supreme Court Decision
Saturday 9 December 2000 - The Florida Supreme Court has ordered the parties involved with the absentee ballot cases in Seminole and Martin counties to file their arguments by Monday 11 December 2000 9AM EST (1400 UTC).
Friday 8 December 2000: Decisions NOT to throw out absentee ballots were reached in two cases, one in Seminole County (Judge Nikki Clark) the other in Martin County (Judge Terry Lewis).
Monday 4 December 2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated the Florida Supreme Court ruling which extended the Florida vote certification deadline. The court has remanded the case back to the Florida Supreme Court, that is, the Florida Supreme Court must reconsider its previous decision.
Sunday 26 November 2000 7:35 PM EST (0035 UTC 27 November): Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris- with the approval of the State Election Canvassing Board- has certified the vote for President in FLORIDA as follows:
Bush wins Florida by 537 votes
George W. Bush, thus, wins all 25 of Florida's Electoral Votes and the Presidency
Monday, November 27, 2000
QUIT WHILE YOU'RE BEHIND!
It is now time for Al Gore to bow out gracefully
Friday, November 24, 2000
IN DEFENSE OF THE COURTS
The innate propriety of the Florida Supreme Court ruling of 21 November 2000
Wednesday, November 22, 2000
A POX ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES!!!
The Election 2000 battle in Florida escalates
States with close races (all figures below are unofficial and/or
- FLORIDA (25 electoral votes):
Recounts: Bush has been formally certified the winner as of 7:35 P.M. EST, 26 November (0035 UTC, 27 November) by 537 votes.
- NEW MEXICO (5 electoral votes) Gore certified winner by 0.07%. The Friday 8 December 2000 contest deadline has passed -- the Bush campaign will NOT contest New Mexico.
Popular vote [includes Florida certification of 26 November]:
(national margin 337,576 for Gore)
LAME DUCK 106th CONGRESS