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From the movie "Recount", Joe Lieberman's capitulation to Bush lawyers
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Joe Lieberman and the Florida recount

The Jed Report Mon May 26

From Recount, here's the unfolding of Joe Lieberman's capitulation to Bush lawyers on counting unpostmarked,
undated, unsigned overseas ballots received after election day:

Overall, overseas ballots received after election day boosted Bush's total by 739 votes. (Gore actually lead Bush by 202 votes in the ballots cast and received on or before election day.) Of the 2,411 late ballots, 680 were later determined to have been illegally counted by The New York Times.

An analysis by Princeton and Harvard researchers found that if these 680 illegal ballots hadn't been counted, Bush's final margin would have been closer to 251 votes. That probably wouldn't have been a big enough difference to swing the election even if SCOTUS hadn't stopped the recount and nothing else had changed, but it does make it all the more clear that Al Gore actually received more votes than George Bush on election day -- even when you ignore GOP voter supression tactics or the butterfly ballot.

And in the context of the recount, it pretty much killed Gore's chances of winning. As Kevin Spacey says sarcastically at the end of the scene: "Thank you Joe Lieberman."

...more at the link

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  -From the movie "Recount", Joe Lieberman's capitulation to Bush lawyers WillYourVoteBCounted  May-27-08 12:13 AM   #0 
  - I couldn't watch it. Did they have anything on the purge of black voters?  yurbud   May-27-08 12:15 AM   #1 
  - Yes. They explained it fairly well.  boloboffin   May-27-08 01:23 PM   #18 
  - thanks--now I'll have to watch it. I stopped after it opened with stupid butterfly ballot shtick  yurbud   May-27-08 07:46 PM   #42 
     - Oh, gosh, I liked that part.  boloboffin   May-27-08 09:46 PM   #46 
  - I do not have HBO does anybody know where this film goes from here? nt  ooglymoogly   May-27-08 02:32 PM   #25 
     - Most HBO original programming goes to DVD eventually...  MN Against Bush   May-27-08 05:03 PM   #34 
  - Mmmmm.....JOE-mentum!  Hobarticus   May-27-08 12:25 AM   #2 
  - seriously, when are we going to kick that fucker out of the Party for good?  progdonkey   May-27-08 02:16 AM   #3 
  - we could take him out if he wouldn't be the only fucking last hope  orleans   May-27-08 03:08 AM   #4 
  - "F*CK you Joe Lieberman"  BREMPRO   May-27-08 05:50 AM   #5 
  - Come on, now...  King Bacon Fat   May-27-08 11:11 AM   #14 
  - I believe he was the DLC guy, The DLC selected him. Rage against the  higher class   May-27-08 10:52 PM   #49 
  - Gore's biggest mistake  The Wizard   May-27-08 06:57 AM   #6 
  - Lieberman and Buckley are both from Stamford.  formercia   May-27-08 08:32 AM   #9 
  - How does cancerous disease sounds,  spokane   May-27-08 10:52 AM   #13 
  - Be careful, you can still say 'cancel' to your words.  higher class   May-27-08 10:54 PM   #50 
  - yup, picking joe was a mistake  samsingh   May-27-08 06:48 PM   #41 
  - What a fucking dick. n/t  GOPBasher   May-27-08 08:13 AM   #7 
  - Joe Lieberman is a traitor to this country. He should be deported  kaygore   May-27-08 08:26 AM   #8 
  - NO! He should be deported to Iran!!!  FORREST GRUMP   May-27-08 06:13 PM   #39 
  - Back stabber  bluesmail   May-27-08 09:01 AM   #10 
  - Watched the movie this weekend and could hardly stand reliving all that emotion  Mzztakable   May-27-08 09:15 AM   #11 
  - Mzztakable  BigD_95   May-27-08 10:19 AM   #12 
     - Links for Gore victory in 2000  thesquanderer   May-27-08 12:58 PM   #17 
        - I still remember that article. And there were copycat articles in the WP, by the AP, and others.  Walter Sobchak   May-28-08 12:24 AM   #53 
        - correction  thesquanderer   May-28-08 08:06 AM   #54 
  - Watching it  BayjanDem   May-27-08 11:25 AM   #15 
  - Remember . . . Joe Lieberman was selected by Gore . . . how did that happen?  defendandprotect   May-27-08 11:40 AM   #16 
  - because at the time  iamthebandfanman   May-27-08 01:33 PM   #20 
  - Well, a dangerous outing for all of us ---  defendandprotect   May-27-08 05:15 PM   #36 
     - exactly  iamthebandfanman   May-28-08 10:18 AM   #55 
  - Bill Clinton  Jake3463   May-27-08 05:43 PM   #37 
  - The DLC selected Leiberman, just as they 'allowed' Gore;  higher class   May-27-08 10:56 PM   #51 
  - Yes, I remember that well  bluestateguy   May-27-08 01:33 PM   #19 
  - He did not capitulate his mind had already been made up...(watch the clip again)  ooglymoogly   May-27-08 02:06 PM   #22 
  - and then there's the disappeared ballots  northernlights   May-27-08 01:45 PM   #21 
  - The pugs don't just count on one ace up their sleeve; They have many  ooglymoogly   May-27-08 02:11 PM   #23 
  - That's a movie I don't think I can watch.  progressoid   May-27-08 02:26 PM   #24 
  - I caught this movie last night  SurfingAtWork   May-27-08 03:08 PM   #26 
  - That's what happened to me when I started watching  ailsagirl   May-27-08 04:24 PM   #32 
  - You know the part that really made me saddest?  swimmernsecretsea   May-27-08 03:20 PM   #27 
  - That's why I can understand Gore's  Kajsa   May-27-08 03:28 PM   #28 
     - Even though I hated to admit it  swimmernsecretsea   May-27-08 03:35 PM   #29 
        - Yes he does!  Kajsa   May-27-08 04:22 PM   #31 
  - After I watched it, I had to take a shower to cool off.  OMomma   May-27-08 04:20 PM   #30 
  - Joe Liberman was the Traitor to this country  lovuian   May-27-08 04:55 PM   #33 
  - K&R-- 'Benedict Arnold'  DianaForRussFeingold   May-27-08 05:15 PM   #35 
  - Nevermind asshole Lieberman, it's the Supremes we should go after, they're the criminals!  demo dutch   May-27-08 09:14 PM   #45 
     - And the DLC - they guided the entire thing. Kick 'em out - let them start a new Party.  higher class   May-27-08 11:03 PM   #52 
  - this showed what a tool of the GOP and mole Lieberman was... but, what about Gore's  themartyred   May-27-08 05:56 PM   #38 
  - ...and why isn't Nancy Pelosi removing him from committees???  FORREST GRUMP   May-27-08 06:17 PM   #40 
     - I think that would be Harry Reid's responsibility he's over the Senate  Middle finga   May-27-08 08:46 PM   #43 
  - Traitor Joe should have never been on the damn ticket anyway  Middle finga   May-27-08 08:48 PM   #44 
  - That little sketch just confirmed some suspisions I started harboring  higher class   May-27-08 10:18 PM   #47 
  - in 2000 I voted Nader/LaDuke in protest against Lieberman.  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-27-08 10:36 PM   #48 
  - Ironically, one of Sydney Pollack's last works  TexasBushwhacker   May-28-08 10:38 AM   #56 

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