ELECTION: Live coverage of (what's left of) the Florida hearing.
November 20, 2000 1:18 PM   Subscribe

ELECTION: Live coverage of (what's left of) the Florida hearing. I heard a solution I could live with: machine recount all the Florida ballots, and hand count anything that bounces. Came from the Bush camp, surprisingly enough.
posted by baylink (2 comments total)
That's more or less what Gore proposed last week. Amazing!
posted by dhartung at 7:44 PM on November 20, 2000

I don't know that the FSC has the jurisdiction to do it... but I suspect they pretty much have the jurisdiction to do any damn thing they please.

An appeal could be made to the SCOTUS, but I suspect they'd bounce it: it *is* a state election: you're electing *electors*, not a federal officer.

A flash of light: *that's* why you don't elect the president directly: it would then not be a state-jurisdiction election.
posted by baylink at 1:54 PM on November 21, 2000

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