Fiction Stops Here
|Truth, Lies, & Politics
When is a coincidence too much of a
coincidence to be one?
4 million to 6 million votes were uncounted in the 2000 presidential
election according to, "Voting: What Is and What Could Be," a report released
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of
"Ballot, machine problems to blame for uncounted votes in 2000 election."
What You Don't Know About 2000
The REAL Facts AFTER the Fact
|Judicial Watch reports irregularities that question the integrity of
the 2000 election. A full analysis of Florida's punch card undervote
ballots in Miami-Dade, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Broward, Palm Beach,
Pinellas, Indian River, and Collier Counties. (Judicial Watch analysis.
|Some 115,500 ballots with a clear indication of voter intent got
When voters picked Gore, they punched out the chad and then
wrote Gore's name on the ballot just to make sure their votes
"Everybody had thought that the chads were where all the bad
ballots were, but it turned out that the ones that were the most
decisive were write-in ballots where people would check Gore and
write Gore in, and the machine kicked those out.
"There were 175,000 votes overall that were so-called "spoiled ballots." About
two-thirds of the spoiled ballots were over-votes; many or most of them would
have been write-in over-votes, where people had punched and written in a
candidate's name. And nobody looked at this, not even the Florida Supreme
Court in the last decision it made requiring a statewide recount. Nobody had
thought about it except Judge Terry Lewis, who was overseeing the statewide
recount when it was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The write-in over-votes
have really not gotten much attention. Those votes are not ambiguous. When
you see Gore picked and then Gore written in, there's not a question in
your mind who this person was voting for. When you go through those,
they're unambiguous: Bush got some of those votes, but they were
overwhelmingly for Gore. For example, in an analysis of the 2.7 million votes
that had been cast in Florida's eight largest counties, The Washington Post found
that Gore's name was punched on 46,000 of the over-vote ballots it [reviewed],
while Bush's name was marked on only 17,000," Lance Dehaven-Smith.
Author of The Battle for Florida (University Press of Florida, 2005),
DeHaven-Smith headed the FSU Reuben Askew School of Public
Administration and Policy from 1995 to 1998. In Battle for Florida,
DeHaven-Smith draws parallels between the twilight of democracy in Ancient
Greece and Florida and the nation during the 2000 election and up until 2005.
Research in Review Magazine, Florida State University, www.rinr.fsu.edu,
|Florida Meltdown. The Florida election controversy
took 5 weeks to resolve.
Dimpled chads, pregnant chads, hanging chads, dangling chads.