Hand count in Palm Beach County agreed upon.
November 11, 2000 11:22 PM   Subscribe

Hand count in Palm Beach County agreed upon. History in the making.
posted by tiaka (9 comments total)
Hmmm... weird, yahoo pulled the article, no where now, maybe it's drudge? who knows.
posted by tiaka at 11:33 PM on November 11, 2000

it was there when i just clicked.
posted by aurelian at 11:48 PM on November 11, 2000

The BBC's on the case:

County electoral board member Carol Roberts said that, if the pattern of error picked up by the sample recount were repeated across the whole of the county, it would represent about 1,900 votes - enough to swing the knife-edge poll in Mr Gore's favour.
posted by holgate at 12:08 AM on November 12, 2000

The most recent Yahoo story I can find is November 12 1:17 PM ET and states: "The chaos surrounding the disputed U.S. presidential campaign deepened on Sunday with four Florida counties moving to recount the vote by hand while George W. Bush (news - web sites) and Al Gore (news - web sites) prepared to do battle in court." False alarm
posted by Outlawyr at 10:43 AM on November 12, 2000

I have a question:
- 1% of the palm beach ballots took all day saturday (as near as I can tell) to count
- there is a court injunction that states these ballots cannot be certified prior to tuesday
- by statute, if the ballots are not certified by 5pm tuesday, they just won't get counted Florida official fears 'meltdown' (bottom section of story)

well, no way. if a hand count is ordered, is there an extension of that deadline?

posted by rebeccablood at 11:36 AM on November 12, 2000

Nine hours to do 1%. That works out to nearly four weeks to do the entire county by hand even if they work round the clock. Theresa LaPore already looks like she's on her last legs.

Just saw on MSNBC where Volusia County is filing a suit tomorrow asking for an extension beyond Tuesday 5PM because they may not be finished.
posted by netbros at 11:47 AM on November 12, 2000

Um, do we know that it's the same group of people doing the recount for the whole county? Couldn't there be more people involved now given that there's more to do? (If it takes one person one hour to dig one hole, how many hours does it take five people to dig five holes?)
posted by grestall at 1:09 PM on November 12, 2000

Criminy, I'd chip in a couple hours' worth of time if it would help get the whole damn thing over with any faster. (Well, provided I weren't inconveniently located thousands of miles away from Florida, that is.)
posted by youhas at 3:26 PM on November 12, 2000

The Bush campaign, in moving to stop the manual recount, argued in its application for a federal injunction there is a need to ``preserve the integrity, equality, and finality'' of the vote.

Would that we *had* any of that.

I've been being fairly reserved on this topic, opinion wise, but I think it's time for me to say that I think it's time for the Bush campaign to shut the fuck up.
posted by baylink at 7:58 PM on November 12, 2000

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