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August 19, 2005

The 2000 Presidential Election

What better way to kick off the new URL (and the 200th post) than to take note of a bad review on the 2000 Presidential Election. Both Brain-Terminal and Right Wing News have caught this one. Here's what Paul Krugman of the New York Times has to say.
Two different news media consortiums reviewed Florida's ballots (in 2000); both found that a full manual recount would have given the election to Mr. Gore.
Interestingly enough, eight news publications, the New York Times among them, did a study on that election and found that there was no denying that President Bush had taken Florida. They all found that additional recounts would not have helped Al Gore, even as they were cheering him on along the way.

Yet, I'm guessing this is far from the last time we'll be hearing that President Bush "stole" the election and the Supreme Court "cast the deciding vote". So goes life.