Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Florida revisited – One overlooked aspect of the Florida 2000 recount mess was that when the networks called the state for Gore before the polls were closed in the Florida panhandle, thousands of potential Bush voters turned away from the polls in dejection. By John Fund’s accounting in his new book, the gap between Bush and Gore could have been 7,500 – 10,000 votes instead of a razor-thin 527 votes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Often overlooked, perhaps, but not forgotten. I heard someone from the Bush campaign telling either Rush or Hugh that they had a specific campaign going in the Panhandle to remind people not to turn away.

Another often overlooked detail would be the coincidence of that razor-thin number and its significance in the current election.

triticale - the wheat / rye guy