I knew I'd get sucked back in. Lol. The machines were picking up all the votes, gore just didnt like the results. Gore wanted to do a manual recount so he could create more votes for him. That's why he wanted recounts in the three most heavily democratic counties. So he could see a card and try to make it a vote for him if there was just a dimple or mark over his name. Hence why the hanging chads and dimpled chads created so much controversy. There was no law in Florida regulating how a manual count should take place since the law stated it needed to be done by machine so gore tried to take advantage of that by dictating what constituted a vote.
Sandra day oconnor asked David boies, and rightfully so, to why not just use what the voting instructions are to dictate what constituted a vote. That being a fully punctured tab. Gore didn't want that to be the case since that's what the machines counted. Gore wanted democrats arbitrarily deciding in highly democratic counties what constituted a vote since no law was in place to dictate how manual counts are to be done.
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ďIím somewhat disappointed that more African Americans donít think for themselves and just go with whatever theyíre supposed to say and think."
- Dr. Benjamin Carson
There was no law in florida dictating how a manual count should be conducted. The voting instructions are to completely perforate a chad. The machines count those votes and by law a machine recount is done.
Ill tell you want would be unfair. A gore partisan, looking at someones vote card and arbitrarily deciding that a slight mark over al gores name meant that that person really meant to vote for al gore but didnt have the muscular strength to fully punch the card. And then after realizing that they didnt fully puncture the card to still turn it in as their vote thinking that the machince will still know its intents
Why did all these attacks happen/succeed while Gore was Vice President?
2/26/93 World Trade Center (6)
11/13/95 Saudi Arabia (5)
6/25/96 Khobar Tower barracks (19)
8/7/98 US embassy Tanzania (11)
8/7/98 US embassy Kenya (213)
10/12/00 USS Cole (17)
It's hard to imagine this guy being less incompetent than any other President.
This displays another difference between those on the left from those on the right; only one side tends to idolize their VP goofballs.