George W. Bush would have lost Florida and therefore the Presidency if there had been a complete statewide recount.This is the apparent result of a review of uncounted ballots in the 2000 Presidential election. The new data,compiled by AP and seven other news organizations, suggests Bush would have won Florida only under a more selectiverecount of the 4 counties that were the subject of Al Gore’s legal strategy.
But this is not how the major media reported it. Virtually every newspaper in the country said the opposite thatthe recount study showed Bush carried Florida.
The results of a study indicating that the wrong person is in the White House would be incredible under anycircumstances, but even more so considering the fact that the US is waging a war against Afghanistan.
- Jeffrey Toobin, writes for the New Yorker, and author of “Too Close To Call: The Thirty-Six DayBattle to Decide the 2000 Election.”
- Joel Engelhardt, reporter with the Palm Beach Post, one of the papers in the consortium thatexamined the uncounted ballots.
- Kirk Walter, Senior VP at the National Opinion Research Center, which collected and analyzed the uncountedFlorida ballots.