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Saturday, December 9, 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.
Saturday 9 December 2000 - In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a halt to the Florida hand recounts. Oral arguments will begin on Monday 11 December 2000 11 AM EST (1600 UTC). (The unofficial tally from the Florida Supreme Court ordered hand recount was Bush +193 when the recount was stopped.) Text of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision's stay 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 - 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
Friday 8 December 2000 - The Florida Legislature held a special session 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
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States with close races (all figures below are unofficial and/or incomplete):
Popular vote [includes Florida certification of 26 November]: