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By J. Pleasants

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What is the genuine tale in the back of the 2000 presidential election fiasco? putting Chads offers candid and insightful interviews with key figures within the post-election recount in Florida, which made up our minds no matter if Al Gore or George W. Bush could win the nearest presidential contest ever. The e-book good points an creation that basically explains the usually complicated and convoluted felony manoeuvering that happened in the course of these annoying thirty-six days of the recount, a timeline laying out the series of occasions, a forged of characters that identifies the most important avid gamers on each side, and a word list of the lawsuits and felony terminology that got here into play. Pleasants interviews the 2 major Florida attorneys, Dexter Douglass for Gore and Barry Richard for Bush, and discusses the decision-making approach with 3 judges inquisitive about key circumstances. The booklet contains the point of view of the click and key political avid gamers like Tom Feeney, the Florida legislature's Speaker of the home, and Mac Stipanovich, a key political consultant to Katherine Harris. additionally, Palm seashore County manager of Elections Theresa LePore explains why she selected the notorious butterfly poll that despatched the total procedure into movement. supplying a distinct and balanced insiders' view of 1 of an important occasions in contemporary heritage, placing Chads is a must have for college students and historians of yank politics.

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Bob Poe—Chairman, Florida Democratic Party, March 2000–January 2003. Richard A. S. Court of Appeals; author of Breaking the Deadlock: The 2000 Election, the Constitution and the Courts. Peggy A. Quince—Justice, Florida Supreme Court, 1998–present. Mark Racicot—Montana governor, 1993–2001; Chairman, Republican National Committee 2002–03. S. Supreme Court, 1986– present; Associate justice since 1972. Barry Richard—Chief Florida attorney for George W. Bush in 2000 election. Cast of Characters 41 Gerald Richman—West Palm Beach attorney for Harry Jacobs in his case against the Seminole County Canvassing Board.

Since they did not set a standard, they violated the Fourteenth Amendment. Gore was going to lose either way. 57 Vice-President Gore still hoped for a miracle. He contacted attorney Dexter Douglass late at night after the Bush v. Gore decision and asked Douglass if anything could be done by the Florida Supreme Court. “He really, I could tell, wanted to keep going,” but Douglass told him that the highest court in the land had spoken and that the game was over. On December 13, Al Gore gave the concession speech that Bush had been waiting for since November 8.

Peggy Robbins—Supervisor of elections, Martin County. Carol Roberts—Vice-chair, Palm Beach County Commission; member, Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. Clay Roberts—Director, Florida Division of Elections. Bruce Rogow—Attorney for Theresa LePore in 2000 election; argued for Gore in Siegel v. LePore. S. Constitution. Leon St. John—Palm Beach County attorney. Joseph E. Sandler—General counsel for the Democratic National Committee; attorney for Al Gore in Florida recount. N. Sanders Sauls—Circuit judge, Second Judicial Court, Tallahassee, Florida; rendered opinion in Gore v.

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