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  •  That's a false RW myth too (1+ / 0-)
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    rockhound

    First this:

    CNN - Gore offers to accept manual recounts as final, meet Bush

       ....
       Gore then said, should his opponent, Republican George W. Bush prefer, a full recount of all Florida counties could be conducted. He then offered somewhat of an olive branch to the Bush camp, offering to meet with the Texas governor twice -- once before the completion of the vote count, and again afterward

    and then please see here for more on this.

    J-Street: an organization for middle-east peace and security (Wiki)

    by NeuvoLiberal on Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 07:33:06 PM PST

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    •  It is a fact that Warren Christopher (0+ / 0-)

      diverted that effort and changed the emphasis on just 4 counties.

      We all remember how the talk turned to Miami Dade, Palm Beach, etc. and not about a full Statewide recount.

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      "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for
      people of good conscience to remain silent."
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      by FreeSociety on Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 08:13:21 PM PST

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      •  Could you please document your claim (1+ / 0-)
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        that ("It is a fact that Warren Christopher diverted that effort and changed the emphasis on just 4 counties") (and any subsequent claims), pref. with internet links?

        Recounts in those counties took place because the Gore campaign initially asked for them in those counties and later (on 11/15/2000, i.e. exactly one week into the process) Gore offered to expand it to all counties if Bush were interested in doing that. The media and the spin then and subsequently completely ignored Gore's offer.

        Since the state law did NOT provede for a blanket statewide recount for a candidate to ask or get, Bush joining Gore (as Gore proposed) was about the only way of ensuring a 100% statewide recount, short of the FL supreme court taking it upon itself to order one, but, at the same time, the GOP-controlled FL legislature and/or the supreme court could've intervened as the USSC DID intervene and stop the statewide recounts ordered by the FLSC.

        J-Street: an organization for middle-east peace and security (Wiki)

        by NeuvoLiberal on Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 09:05:06 PM PST

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        •  It should never have been an "option" (0+ / 0-)

          You just said that Gore "offered to expand it to all Counties if Bush were interested".   I agree, and that was the whole problem here.

          It never should have been an "option" at anytime for either side (or ever presented in that way).

          Gore should have simply demanded a full Statewide recount from day 1 and pursued that sole, single objective, unconditionally like Franken, at every stage.

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          "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for
          people of good conscience to remain silent."
               --Thomas Jefferson

          by FreeSociety on Fri Dec 19, 2008 at 02:33:24 PM PST

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