Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) delivered a statement on why he believes in the necessity of the Florida U.S. Senate recount. He criticized the actions of his opponent, Governor Rick Scott (R-FL), for claiming voter fraud, and the senator accused his opponent of abusing his power as governor to threaten election officials. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) called on Governor Scott to recuse himself from the recount immediately.
Senate, held a news conference on the election results in his race against Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). At the time of this news conference Governor Scott was leading the Democratic incumbent by less than a margin of one-quarter of one percent, small enough to trigger a recount. Governor Scott accused state election officials of fraud and threatened legal action.
Thomas Hicks talked about the the Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) role in the 2016 presidential primary contests, including ensuring voter access and implementing changes to the election process. The EAC was established by Congress and formed after the Florida recount dispute in the 2000 presidential election.
Panelists talked about the 2000 presidential election and the resulting Supreme Court case, Bush v. ... At issue was the tabulation of Florida's votes. Panelists included lawyers from both sides of the case, as well as the Palm Beach County elections supervisor who oversaw the recount in that area.
Brent Kallestad, a former Associated Press correspondent in Tallahassee, and Craig Waters, the Florida Supreme Court's spokesperson, talked about Tallahassee during the 2000 Presidential Election recount. They spoke about their experiences and perspectives on events in Tallahassee during the months after election day as the Florida Supreme Court issued rulings affecting the recount and before the case was ultimately sent to the U.S. ... C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2014 LCV Cities Tour" in Tallahassee, Florida*, from February 17-21 to feature the history and literary life of the community.
Jay Weiner recalls the 2008 election for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat between Democrat Al Franken and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and the subsequent eight-month ballot recount. ... Weiner examines the legal challenges by both sides throughout the recount process and the eventual declaration of Al Franken as the winner by 312 votes out of 2.9 million cast.
He spoke about his book Our Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2006), as well as federal elections for presidents and for members of Congress and the modifications that have been made over the years from the disputed election of 1800, which led to the 12th Amendment fixing the Electoral College. ... Gore to resolve the dispute over the 2000 Florida recount, the changes in senatorial elections with the17th Amendment, the five amendments that expanded voting rights to women, minorities, the poor, the District of Columbia, and 18 to 21-year-olds.
Gore, docket number 00-949, regarding the manual recount of "undervote" ballots ordered by the Florida Supreme Court. Among the concerns of the justices were whether the Florida Supreme Court had made new law in their decision, whether the recount standard was too broad, and whether federal statutes had been violated.
A segment from France 2 News was shown regarding the conclusion of the U.S. presidential election. The broadcast focused on the end of the Florida vote recount and the transition for President-elect Bush.
The author covered post-election Florida for the website Salon.com and began his book after the election had been decided. ... The author writes about the recount* situation from both the Democratic and Republican sides pointing out that the goal of each party was to win.
Panelists took a critical look at the closely contested presidential election in 2000. They discussed the election and its outcome, and focused on the impact of the election. ... Bush President, and Mark Danner is the author of The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter's Travels Through the 2000 Florida Vote Recount. Danny Schechter, director of a documentary about the 2000 election titled Counting on Democracy, moderated the panel.
Senators answered reporters' questions about the Supreme Court ruling denying a recount of votes in the presidential election in Florida as well as the expected concession of Vice President Gore in the election.