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Tuesday, December 12, 2000
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.
Tuesday 12 December 2000 10PM EST (0300 UTC 13 December) - The Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the manual recount which was ordered by the Florida Supreme Court and remanded the case back to Florida. A majority in the Supreme Court saw Constitutional problems with the Florida Supreme Court's recount order and saw Constitutional problems with further recounts. Text of the Ruling
Tuesday 12 December 2000 - The Gore campaign will analyze the Supreme Court's ruling this evening. Expect a statement Wednesday.
We have received a lot of e-mails regarding the issue of whether or not Presidential Electors may or may not defect from the Party that chose them in their casting of Electoral Votes (the so-called "Faithless Elector"). Check out our response: MAY ELECTORS DEFECT?
Tuesday 12 December 2000 - The Florida Supreme Court has upheld the lower courts' decisions regarding absentee ballots in Seminole and Martin counties- NO absentee ballots will be thrown out.
Tuesday 12 December 2000 - In a special session, the Florida House approved a slate of 25 Bush electors. The Florida Senate will meet on Wednesday 13 December or Thursday 14 December for their consideration 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
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.
Monday, November 27, 2000
Friday, November 24, 2000
Wednesday, November 22, 2000
States with close races (all figures below are unofficial and/or incomplete):
Popular vote [includes Florida certification of 26 November]: