Gore Carried Florida In Fact

It is now clear that Vice-President Al Gore was elected president on November 7, 2000. He even carried Florida. The 1,800 loss to Bush was due to a confusing voting procedure in Palm Beach County. This explains why the networks would have called the state for Gore early, based on their exit polls, and then had to retract it as the votes began to be counted.

Voters allege that the punch card voting system made people vote for Buchanan when they intended to vote for Gore.

The election results support this. Buchanan received 3,407 votes in Palm Beach County, compared to 789 votes in Broward County and 561 votes in Miami-Dade, both larger counties than Palm Beach County.

Furthermore, there were 19,120 ballots from Palm Beach County that showed votes for more than one candidate. In a normal election, spoiled ballots constitute 1% to 2% of the total. With about 450,000 votes cast in Palm Beach County, a normal rate of error would have produced 9,000 spoiled ballots, not 19,000.

Gore would have gotten at least10,000 to 12,000 more votes in Palm Beach County, but for the confusing voting procedure. So Gore really carried Florida and should be elected President. Now let's see if he is more loyal to the two party system or to the United States of America and democracy. After winning in New Hampshire he said he wanted to fight for us. Now is the time to prove it.

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