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byronius

(7,463 posts)
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:17 PM Dec 2020

This day is the twentieth anniversary of Bush v. Gore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_v._Gore

I remember it like it was yesterday. There have been bad days in US history, but I count 12/12/00 as one of the darkest.

And yet it seems the current court has turned away from finishing the fall. For now. I take heart from this. Somewhat.

Shall we overcome?
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This day is the twentieth anniversary of Bush v. Gore. (Original Post) byronius Dec 2020 OP
Hard to believe it's been 20 years. roamer65 Dec 2020 #1
I couldn't help but remember TrishaJ Dec 2020 #2
Except Florida was never fully recounted Dem4Life1102 Dec 2020 #7
Happy Junta day, everyone! FoxNewsSucks Dec 2020 #3
Another day that shall... 3catwoman3 Dec 2020 #4
The country was fucked on Dec. 12, 2000 doubleplusgood Dec 2020 #5
That decision and Citizens United has just about destroyed the USA Yeehah Dec 2020 #6
Followed by the unforgivable Congressional failure on Jan 6, 2001 pat_k Dec 2020 #8

roamer65

(36,832 posts)
1. Hard to believe it's been 20 years.
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:19 PM
Dec 2020

That broken election really marked the downfall of the American empire.

TrishaJ

(818 posts)
2. I couldn't help but remember
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:26 PM
Dec 2020

James Baker on the networks saying, "the votes have been counted, and recounted and counted again..." Baker represented the Bush campaign.

in reference to Florida. And I think of that today and smile for my state of Georgia: the votes have been counted and recounted and recounted and recounted AGAIN

 

Dem4Life1102

(3,974 posts)
7. Except Florida was never fully recounted
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:36 PM
Dec 2020

Most counties just re-tabulated their memory cards. They never ran the ballots through the machines again which they were supposed to do.

FoxNewsSucks

(10,549 posts)
3. Happy Junta day, everyone!
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:28 PM
Dec 2020

It was a close call 20 years ago, closer this year, and they're not done trying yet.

We can never forget how much republicon scum lust for absolute power.

The Handmaid's Tale is their wet dream come true.

Yeehah

(4,695 posts)
6. That decision and Citizens United has just about destroyed the USA
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:31 PM
Dec 2020

Maybe the role of the Supreme Court in this democracy needs examined.

pat_k

(9,315 posts)
8. Followed by the unforgivable Congressional failure on Jan 6, 2001
Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:51 PM
Dec 2020

In his dissent, Justice Breyer essentially instructed Congress of their duty. The Bush v. Gore rendered the Florida election incomplete, and therefore unlawful under Florida law. It was up to Congress, not the courts, to judge the legality of the electors and throw them out.

Congress failed to defend against the coup.

Perhaps the most shameful moment in the last 30 years.

A turning point.

Had they done their duty, we would not have become the "torturer" nation. Standing strong for moral principle may have given our leadership the guts to do MUCH more (like impeaching the 5 black-robed traitors). The state of this nation today would likely have been very different -- for the better.


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