Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"The Rigged 2000 Florida Recount"

"By the time Bush's aura of competence had dissipated in his second term, the recount had been long forgotten. Well-informed journalists and intellectuals who were too young to follow the episode closely generally have no idea how bad it got. At one point, officials in Dade County who were carrying out a legally mandated automatic recount were forced to stop by an unruly mob of Republican staffers who busted into their building—an actual case of physical intimidation preventing public officials from carrying out their election duties."

Jonathan Chait at New York reminds readers of actions by Republicans in Florida in the wake of the 2000 election.

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