When will election 2000 be over? When someone gets 270 electoral votes. When will that be? When the Florida results are certified. When will they be certified? When all the votes are counted. Who’s stopped counting? Florida’s secretary of state Katherine Harris. Who’s still counting? The three counties of West Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. Why are they recounting? Too many unpunched or underpunched ballots, too many double punched or blank ballots. How many ballots are being manually recounted? 1.6 million. Who’s ahead? George W. Bush by 930 votes….
Where did he get the new votes? Overseas absentee ballots that were certified over the weekend. What about Al Gore? He picked up a few dozen votes in the recounts. What happens next? Everyone’s due back in Florida Supreme Court today at two o’clock. Who won the Seminole’s/Gators game? Now that’s a good question. Week three of Indecision 2000 is this hour on the Connection.
(Hosted by Christopher Lydon)
Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University
Walter Dean Burnham, Professor of Political Science, University of Texas.