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Thursday, December 7, 2000

Thursday 7 December 2000 - The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the Gore and Bush campaigns regarding Gore's appeal of the decision made by Leon County Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls to NOT order a hand recount in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

Monday 4 December 2000 - Leon County Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls has ruled NOT to order a hand recount in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. The suit was filed by the Gore campaign in an attempt to contest the Florida certified results. Text of Ruling

Thursday 7 December 2000: Two cases regarding absentee ballots, one in Seminole County (Judge Nikki Clark) the other in Martin County (Judge Terry Lewis), are now being considered. In both cases, the court has been asked to invalidate absentee ballots.

Wednesday 6 December 2000 - The Florida Legislature will hold a special session this Friday 8 December to consider appointing Florida's 25 Presidential Electors.

Wednesday 6 December 2000 - The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request from the Bush campaign to throw out Florida Presidential election results that include hand recounts from selected counties. The inclusion of hand recounts reduced Bush's lead in Florida from 930 to 537 votes. Text of the Ruling

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.   Text of Supreme Court Ruling   Text of Friday 1 December 2000 Arguments


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: 2,912,790
Gore: 2,912,253
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
It is now time for Al Gore to bow out gracefully

Friday, November 24, 2000
The innate propriety of the Florida Supreme Court ruling of 21 November 2000

Wednesday, November 22, 2000
The Election 2000 battle in Florida escalates

States with close races (all figures below are unofficial and/or incomplete):
  • 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 (see above).
  • NEW MEXICO (5 electoral votes) Gore certified winner by 0.07%: Candidates have until Friday 8 December to ask for a recount.
  • OREGON (7 electoral votes) Gore certified winner by 0.3%.

Popular vote [includes Florida certification of 26 November]:
(national margin 348,245 for Gore)
Gore: 50,141,451
Bush: 49,793,206

Close HOUSE Race

  • Minnesota CD 2 - Friday 17 November - Republican Mark Kennedy leads Democratic Congressman David Minge by 155 votes. Reports state Minge will seek a recount.


Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President
Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President
Florida General Election Statutes

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