Peace, Justice & Freedom
“A study by computer scientists and social scientists estimated that four to six million votes were left uncounted in the 2000 election.”
The stopping of the vote was unconstitutional as was the “awarding “of the presidency by the Supreme court. The US constitution requires that ALL votes be counted… regardless of how long it takes. And if any irreconcilable difficulties prevent a counting of the votes, it is the U. S. congress, not the supreme court, that is mandated to determine the winner.
“In the case of an Electoral College deadlock or if no candidate receives the majority of votes, a “contingent election” is held. The election of the President goes to the House of Representatives. Each state delegation casts one vote for one of the top three contenders to determine a winner.”
George Bush was not elected President in 2000.
“The Republican candidate did not gain the presidency as a result of a popular mandate. Not only did Bush lose the popular vote nationally, he would have lost the popular vote in Florida had not five US Supreme Court justices intervened to overturn an order of the Florida high court and stop the counting of votes in that pivotal state.
Bush was not elected president, he was selected by judicial fiat. He should, by rights, be called the president-select.”
“The justices had no business interfering in the election. The U.S. Constitution authorizes Congress to settle election disputes, not the Supreme Court. Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, who had close relatives working with and for Republican organizations, should have recused themselves, but they, along with the three other right-wing judges on the court, issued a complex ruling instructing the Florida courts to find a recount method that would apply “equal standards.” The decision came down at 10 p.m. on December 12, 2000, two hours before the deadline to submit voting results. In short, the U.S. Supreme Court ran the clock out on American voters and handed Florida’s electoral votes and the presidency to George W. Bush.
Somewhat belatedly, eight major news organizations paid the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC) almost $900,000 to do a recount of the disputed ballots in Florida. NORC concluded that Gore won the most votes throughout the state, no matter what tabulating method was used. After sitting on the report for nine months, the mainstream media released the results with misleading headlines (“Supreme Court Did Not Decide Outcome”) and buried NORC’s astounding conclusion on the inside pages almost as an afterthought.
Reviewing the actual results of the statewide examination of 175,010 disputed ballots, on November 12, 2001 Robert Parry, www.consortiumnews.com, cleared away the media fog:
“So Al Gore was the choice of Florida’s voters — whether one counts hanging chads or dimpled chads. That was the core finding of the eight news organizations that conducted a review of disputed Florida ballots. By any chad measure, Gore won. “