Electoral College Vote for Bush Sparks Protests

December 19, 2000

It’s official. The Electoral College voted yesterday to make George W. Bush the President Select of the United States. Although Bush pledged to salve wounds, protesters around the country are making it clear that they consider Bush’s presidency to be illegitimate. They charge that Bush would not have won without a systematic disenfranchisement of African American and Latinos in Florida, the state that put the Republican candidate over the top.


  • Medea Benjamin, Green Party candidate and with Global Exchange, a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. E-mail Medea Benjamin: medea@globalexchange.org
  • Frances Beal, black radical congress. E-mail Frances Beal: fmbeal@igc.org