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Friday, December 8, 2000

We extend our condolences to the friends and family of Democratic Congressman Julian Dixon (California Congressional District 32) who passed away 8 December 2000.

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. 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

Friday 8 December 2000 - The Florida Legislature held a special session to consider appointing Florida's 25 Presidential Electors.

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).

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):

Popular vote [includes Florida certification of 26 November]:
(national margin 337,576 for Gore)
Gore: 50,158,094
Bush: 49,820,518

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