A Disputed Election: My Lesson From 2000

Opinion November 06, 2020

A Disputed Election: My Lesson From 2000

It was Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, when, after a month of turmoil, the Florida Supreme Court ordered a statewide recount of presidential votes, a ruling that might have meant Al Gore and I had been elected president and vice president. But then George W. Bush’s campaign appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which shocked us by agreeing to hear the case. Oral arguments were made the following Monday, and the justices handed down a decision on Tuesday night, Dec. 12…

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