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Monday, November 27, 2000

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  • Bush Certified Winner in Florida, Gore Vows to Contest Results

    Almost three weeks after Election Day, Florida yesterday declared Texas Governor George W. Bush the winner of the state’s 25 electoral votes, and of the U.S. presidency, by a difference of 537 votes out of 6 million cast. But the battle for the presidency is not yet over. While Bush immediately claimed victory, Democrat Al Gore refused to concede the election, and will address the nation today to explain why.

  • The Right to Vote: A History of Democracy in the United States

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson said yesterday that a coalition of civil rights organizations intends to file a lawsuit on behalf of disenfranchised voters in Florida under the Civil Rights Act. Jackson criticized the Justice Department and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush–the Texas governor’s brother–saying more needs to be done to stop protests that intimidate minority voters, and to ensure that no voters are disenfranchised in that state.