did this happen?
When your candidate wins the popular vote, nearly wins the Electoral
College vote, loses in the pivotal state by eight votes per county out
of six million cast under highly controversial circumstances, and a
recount is stopped by the US Supreme Court... Well, you don't forget
something like that, and I haven't.
camp demands FBI inquiry
Details 17,000 ballot papers in the Miami area had been tampered with in
what they described as "organised corruption". THE FBI is being asked to
investigate how thousands of mainly black supporters of Al Gore were given
ballot papers that had allegedly already been marked for rival candidates.
The only computerized record of how Palm Beach County voted in the contested
presidential election may have been destroyed, raising fears that the pivotal
data may never be re-examined. The only computerized record of how Palm
Beach County voted in the contested presidential election may have been
destroyed, raising fears that the pivotal data may never be re-examined.
Florida research consultant Deb Cupples examines how Florida's Division
of Elections failed to provide accurate and timely guidance to county canvassing
boards. Was information withheld to disenfranchise as many presumed Democratic
voters as possible?
Any tampering in the Bush Gore contest probably took place on Election Night,
We undertook to do a statistical study that might highlight where such cheating
could have taken place.
Harris' office reformatted computer drives used for recount information.
Attorney General advises Secretary of State that all computer records on
state computers are public records unless the legislature exempts them.
Enquiring Demos want to know: Why was the Bush war room in Katherine Harris'
office? And what about Jeb Bush's involvement? The White House press corps
officially doesn't care.
A jury found that infamous ex-mayor of Miami, Xavier Suarez and his staff
did engage in vote fraud, specifically tampering with 5,000 absentee ballots.
He sits on the executive committee of the Miami-Dade Republican party and
was specifically involved this year in helping get out the Republican absentee
Republicans used congressional representative to obtain service members'
email addresses to verify (and thus get counted) disqualified absentee ballots.
Hey DoJ: Investigate the coup!
Details election errors in Lake County, including not counting write-in
votes and not providing necessary voting supplies.
Details mail and courier delays that cost voters their vote.
After evidence revealed that Katherine Harris intentionally misled Floridians
about the illegal use of her office for the Bush campaign, Florida Democratic
Party Chairman Bob Poe called for Katherine Harris' resignation
Harriet M. Ludwig, Gainesville Sun, 10 June 2001
Name Purge Denied Some the Right to Vote
Robert E. Pierre, Washington Post, 31 May 2001
company says errors in felon purge not its fault
Melanie Eversley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 28 May 2001
- Also in the Arizona
Investigation Reveals Florida Officials Shut Out Tens of Thousands of
Black Voters on Election Day
press release, CommonDreams, 12 April 2001
- Firm says Florida was warned about voters
Melanie Eversley, Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service, 1 April 2001
This article has been archived by the paper.
Policy on Out-of-State Ex-Felons' Voting Rights
David Ruppe, ABCNews, 26 March 2001
of 'felons' on voter list under fire
Linda Kleindienst, Orlando Sentinel, 23 February 2001
'Disappeared Voters': Disfranchised by the GOP
Gregory Palast, The Nation, 5 February 2001
into new claims of poll abuses in Florida
Julian Borger and Gregory Palast, Guardian (UK), 17 February
net too wide in purge of voter rolls
Florida disenfranchised minority voters
Racial Gap in Voided Votes
Precinct Analysis Finds Stark Inequity in Polling Problems
Bush won because hundreds of African-Americans in Florida weren't allowed
to vote. Now he's got to live with the consequences.
voters wrongly cut from rolls
Felon purge may have affected outcome of 2000 presidential race
2000 for kids - So the veep guy had to give up while the rich kid
told the people that everybody had to like him now because he was the
boss and if they didn't like him they would be to blame for everything
he did wrong. And the moral is.....
.........Majority Loses (only in America)
disgrace in Florida - The project manager of DBT, Marlene Thorogood,
was apparently annoyed that people took umbrage at mistakenly being
labeled felons and barred from voting. "There are just some people
that feel when you mess with 'their right to vote,' you're messing with
their life," Thorogood wrote in an e-mail.
of felons voted despite purge - While DBT found thousands of felons
on the rolls, the company also identified thousands of innocent voters
as "possible" or "probable" felons, causing chaos
in the weeks before Election Day and leading to the disenfranchisement
of scores of voters. However, because of flaws in the data, it's possible
that a few of the 5,643 felons The Post found aren't felons at all.
In rare cases, someone could have the exact name, birth date and race
as a felon. And in some cases, names of people convicted only of misdemeanors
made their way onto FDLE's list of felons.
bad judgment - At the very least, Sauls should have sought an opinion
from the Florida Supreme Court's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee
before agreeing to share FreeRepublic's applause with a recent litigant
in any case, let alone one of such enormous significance.
Judge Sauls in violation of the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct?
- Has Leon County Circuit Court Judge N. Sanders Sauls violated Florida's
Code of Judicial Conduct by agreeing to speak at the June gathering
of the rabidly partisan Free Republic in South Carolina? Media
Whores Online (MWO) thinks so and is urging Floridians to file complaints
with the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, citing "specifically
Canon 2: A Judge Shall Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety
in all of the Judge's Activities; and Canon 7: A Judge or Candidate
for Judicial Office Shall Refrain from Inappropriate Political Activity."
Unpaid Tab in Florida: Bush spent $8 million, but hasnt settled
with his lawyers - "The situation, NEWSWEEK has learned, has
gotten increasingly sticky. While lawyers complain privately about foot
dragging (Richard says hes not among them), Bush advisers are
griping about astronomical billsincluding one from
a litigator who charged for more than 24 hours of work in a single day."
unpaid tab in Florida: Bush spent $8 million, but hasnt settled
with his lawyers - yep, we sure as shootin' oughta let this deadbeat
handle our nation's budget: skyhigh deficits, here we come!
raising money to pay lawyers fees from Florida recount - "We're
all kind of waiting . . . to see whether we get paid or not"
Florida's Black Voters Paranoid - or Disenfranchised? - Nightline
Should Go Back and Get the REAL Story
Flags In Florida - A one-stop handy reference guide to the Coup
the GOP Gamed the System in Florida - "But no future remedy
can undo what happened in 2000, only a portion of which has been revealed
through the hearing, the suit and media reports. 'They done got us,'
said civil rights veteran Elmore Bryant of Marianna, Florida, referring
to the GOP-mandated purge of voter rolls. 'They had themselves a game
and we had no game. The old leaders in the '60s wouldn't have let this
happen. We woulda had us a game too, but we didn't. They done got us
by Intimidation - Remember the Republican mob of thugs that stopped
the recount? "It's getting harder and harder to believe one's eyes
and ears as George Bush, James Baker and the Republicans grow ever more
brazen in their effort to seize the presidency with or without a lawful
mandate. As amazing as this sounds, it is distinctly possible that the
2000 election will be decided by a bunch of riotous thugs, operating
under the direct control of the Republican Party."
polls cause confusion, outrage for McCain -- - Was the South Carolina
primary a rehearsal for Florida?
Rights Commission Findings
Rights Commission Findings2
GOP JILTING HARRIS - OFFICIAL AT CENTER OF ELECTION FLAP SEEN AS LIABILITY
- "People in this town are backing away from her," said a
key GOP aide in Tallahassee. "The Republican Party can't say it,
but there are certainly elected Republicans who would rather not be
in the public spotlight with her. It's unwise politically." ...
"I don't think I assisted" [in the selection of Bush], Harris
said later. "I think I just did my job."
Son of a Bush!!!
Indictment: Former Bush Media Consultant Charged With Mailing Secret
Law Professors Say
booed in Florida - "Katherine Harris, Florida's Secretary of
State, who was a central figure during the disputed presidential election,
was booed lustily by the 19,150 at Gulfstream on Sunday as she presented
the trophy following the Rampart Handicap. 'I've never been booed in
my life,' Harris told reporters in the winner's circle."
Did Bush camp encourage military personnel to vote after Election Day?
- Salon, March 5
1988: The first time America's votes got Bushwacked - "the
prescription for the covert stealing of America."
on what would've been "the right thing to do" (count the
Far Will Bush Go to Win the Election? By Wm Ruha on Democrats.com,
written before the coup d'etat was a fait accompli.
from The Guardian on Bush Family deals
the Grinch Stole America, Salman Rushdie Thursday January 4, 2001,
will be a sham" Lori Price's Letter to the Hartford Courant--scroll
down to find
Boyz Stole the Vote
Coup That Shames America by Will Hutton, The Guardian: Observer
Florida Counties Show Election Day's Inequities - Action is far
from assured. After this legislative session, warned Smith, the former
attorney general and task force co-chairman, "everybody will go
back to sleep and election reform will no longer have anybody's attention."
Commission on Civil Rights charges "voter disenfranchisement...
at heart" of Bush victory in Florida
Rock Eater Digest: Wrapping Up the Election
- GOP Won By
Planting Seeds of Deception, Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
- History of Systematic Character Assassination
G.O.P. Push to Mock Gore's Image
- The US presidential election campaign has descended into lunacy.
- That Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet has got to be the
most successful flat-out lie since, well, the last one. I swear that
I see it repeated in the media at least once a day.
Death of Liberal Bias (Part Three)
We Bid Fond
Adieu to The Buzz
Our current howler (part II): Love that Story!
Our current howler
(part IV): Farm team
Our current howler
(part III): One that did matter
Our current howler
(part IV): Dotting his is
Our current howler
(part I): Gong show!
politics, bad journalism - Reporters seized on stories about Al
Gore the liar without checking their facts. Now the Bush campaign is
Be Told -- George W. Bush lies.
Gore and More Gore
Gore Media Coverage
-- Playing Hardball - You don't have to be a yellow-dog Democrat
to wonder just what's been going on with the coverage of Al Gore ever
since he declared for the presidency.
VOTERS UNMOVED BY
MEDIA CHARACTERIZATIONS OF BUSH AND GORE
Networks Defy Convention-al
Wisdom - Study Finds Media Boost Bush; TV News Election Coverage
Reverses Previous Patterns
Pseudo-Scandals Decide the Election?
cost Gore over 6000 votes... and Racicot and Co. couldn't care less
networks, Congress whitewash media Was VNS wrong in its projections?
10 Lies of Election 2000
Al Gore lost the presidency in 3 parts
Wild Ride Into Uncharted Territory - The Inside Story of America's
2000: The lost vote
County trashed legally marked votes
counties wasted more than 1,700 votes
'Queen' Kept Clock Running - Harris and Allies Stalled Recounts,
And Then Ran Into Fla. High Court
Bush Camp, Some Momentum From a Memo - More from Post series
Gore, Reasons to Hope Dwindled - More from Post series
a Dark Hour, a Last-Minute Reprieve - More from Post series
Moments in the Final Stretch - More from Post series
Looking Into Florida Vote Irregularities --Asked how he felt when
told his civil rights had been revoked, Whiting said, "I reflected
on African-American history, so it didnt feel good. I was sling-shotted
into slavery, that's how I felt."
2K by John Dee This is a must read! From Nettime.org, very well
Unelected President, by Harvey Wasserman
From Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook -by Edward Luttwak
blacklist burning for Bush The more you look the more disbarred
and 'disappeared' Gore voters you find. You'd almost think it was deliberate
flawed "voter-cleansing" program, by Palast - Secretary
of State Katherine Harris hired a firm to vet the rolls for felons,
but that may have wrongly kept thousands, particularly blacks, from
FLORIDA VOTE PURGE VEEP LIE UNDER OATH ABOUT PROVIDING RACIAL INFO
? (scroll down the page for this article.)
Bipartisan Folly In marked contrast to the continuing Republican
investigations of President Clinton, the Democrats eight years ago cooperated
with Republicans in shutting down substantive inquiries that implicated
President George H.W. Bush in a variety of geopolitical scandals
calls himself VP of a government in exile
'Disappeared Voters': Disfranchised by the GOP
Democracy money can buy Greg Palast
A Thief Why the media recounts in Florida don't change a thing
excellent summary of the circumstances that combined in the coup
- two stories on Florida recount (read
(from Jan 28)
from Nov 30: "Counterpunch"
Exclusive: Interview with Mary Frances Berry, Chair of the U.S. Commission
on Civil Rights
Strike One --by Estrella Holtzknecht/Berosini
Changed the Law
Opens Battle for W.'s Legitimacy