Originally Posted by Harry_Bagpipe
Because Bush's margin of victory was less than ''one-half of a percent ...of the votes cast,'' an automatic machine recount was conducted under Section 102.141(4) of the election code, the results of which showed Bush still winning the race but by a diminished margin.

anyhoo....im so over this discussion since it was almost 15 years ago and its been done ad nauseum. So ill give you the last word
I thought it was implied that I meant a full manual recount. The whole point of doing it by hand was because the machines weren't picking up all the votes.