View Poll Results: Who do you think really won the 2000 election?

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    15 45.45%
  • It was a virtual tie. Constitutionally it should have gone to the Fl (GOP) legislature. Bush

    2 6.06%
  • It was a vitual tie. Florida's results should have been thrown out. Gore

    1 3.03%
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Thread: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

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    I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Hurdle 1 is to get people to lay their political leanings aside and simply be honest and objective; I know, easier said than done.

    I was just trying to verifying to data and to my surprise a couple of the after the fact recounts showed Gore winning Florida. I'd always thought despite all the moaning and groaning from the left, the Supreme Court getting involved, putting an end to the endless re-re-re-re-re-counts until enough chads had fallen out due to excessive handling to change the results in favor of the democrats and the subsequent left-wing PR spin and dishonest politicizing, Bush won fair and square verified by every recount including a final after the election tally requested by the media under FOIA. However, in my research today I see its possibly Gore might have actually won Florida. I'm not sure what to believe? Not that it matters now anyway.

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    According to a massive months-long study commissioned by eight news organizations in 2001, George W. Bush probably still would have won even if the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed a limited statewide recount to go forward as ordered by Floridaís highest court.

    Bush also probably would have won had the state conducted the limited recount of only four heavily Democratic counties that Al Gore asked for, the study found.

    On the other hand, the study also found that Gore probably would have won, by a range of 42 to 171 votes out of 6 million cast, had there been a broad recount of all disputed ballots statewide. However, Gore never asked for such a recount. The Florida Supreme Court ordered only a recount of so-called "undervotes," about 62,000 ballots where voting machines didnít detect any vote for a presidential candidate.

    None of these findings are certain.


    FactCheck.org : The Florida Recount of 2000

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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Being as honest a juror as you can be
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    I think Gore really won, I also think it doesn't matter anymore.

    Bush came, did his damage to our rights, our economy, started his wars and set the stage for Bush 2.0 aka Obama.
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    I still think Gore won it...but it is what it is....Dubya just used his brother and some confused Hebrews.
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Based on the evidence presented at trial, I still think OJ's innocent. He did it, but he's innocent.
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    I still think Gore won it...but it is what it is....Dubya just used his brother and some confused Hebrews.
    What? Jeb wasn't involved at all.
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    According to the rules in place, Bush won. If I remember correctly, and to be honest I haven't thought about this in several years, Bush would have taken Florida anyway, though not by much.

    Keep in mind that the overall popular vote is meaningless. That's not how we elect a President. Whether or not that's how we *should* elect a President is a different topic for another thread.
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    You're awful!
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I think Gore really won, I also think it doesn't matter anymore.

    Bush came, did his damage to our rights, our economy, started his wars and set the stage for Bush 2.0 aka Obama.
    You should get down on your knees and give thanks to God every day that Al Gore wasn't your President - you'd be paying $20 a gallon for gas, your electricity bills would be astronomical and everyone would have a windmill in their backyard.
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    Re: I know this is ancient history but who do you think really won the 2000 election?

    Peripherally related, we may be seeing the law of unintended consequences. It the election had been given to that total fool Gore, would we have had the disaster of Obama now?

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