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The voters are actually voting for a slate of electors, each of whom pledges to vote for a particular candidate A case against college each office, in the Electoral College. Constitution provides that each state legislature decides how electors are chosen.
Today, state legislatures have enacted laws to provide for the selection of electors by popular vote within each state. While these laws vary, most states, including Florida, award all electoral votes to the candidate for either office who receives a plurality of the state's popular vote.
Any candidate who receives an absolute majority of all electoral votes nationally since wins the Presidential or Vice Presidential election. Election ; Close-up view of satellite trucks parked by the Florida State Capitol during the Presidential election vote dispute On November 8,the Florida Division of Elections reported that Bush won with On November 10, with the machine recount finished in all but one county, Bush's margin of victory had decreased to VolusiaPalm BeachBroward and Miami-Dadewhich are counties that traditionally vote Democratic and would be expected to garner more votes for Gore.
Gore did not, however, request any recounts in counties that traditionally vote Republican. The four counties granted the request and began manual recounts.
However, Florida law also required all counties to certify their election returns to the Florida Secretary of State within seven days of the election,  and several of the counties conducting manual recounts did not believe they could meet this deadline.
On November 14, the statutory deadline, the Florida Circuit Court ruled that the seven-day deadline was mandatory, but that the counties could amend their returns at a later date. The court also ruled that the Secretary, after "considering all attendant facts and circumstances," had discretion to include any late amended returns in the statewide certification.
Four counties submitted statements, and after reviewing the submissions Harris determined that none justified an extension of the filing deadline.
She further announced that after she received the certified returns of the overseas absentee ballots from each county, she would certify the results of the presidential election on Saturday, November 18, Supreme Court voted 5—4 to stay the Florida recount, because according to Justice Scalia: It suffices to say that the issuance of the stay suggests that a majority of the Court, while not deciding the issues presented, believe that the petitioner has a substantial probability of success.
The issue is not, as the dissent puts it, whether "counting every legally cast vote can constitute irreparable harm. Count first, and rule upon legality afterwards, is not a recipe for producing election results that have the public acceptance democratic stability requires. Counting every legally cast vote cannot constitute irreparable harm Preventing the recount from being completed will inevitably cast a cloud on the legitimacy of the election.
Rapid developments[ edit ] Supporters for the Gore-Lieberman ticket outside the U. Supreme Court on December 11 The oral argument in Bush v.
Gore occurred on December New York lawyer David Boies argued for Gore. During the brief period when the U. Supreme Court was deliberating on Bush v.
Gore, the Florida Supreme Court provided clarifications  that the U. Supreme Court had requested on December 4 in the case of Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board.
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