The voters are actually voting for a slate of electors, each of whom pledges to vote for a particular candidate for each office, in the Electoral College. Constitution provides that each state legislature decides how electors are chosen.
Gore was a controversial case that was heard on December 11, The election took place on Nov 7, Under our electoral college system each state votes for our new president separately, a winner is then declared in each state and is awarded "electoral votes" that is equal to the states number of representatives in the House and Senate.
Gore led Bush and votes are required for victory. Florida with 25 electoral votes did not have an official winner because the result was inside of the margin of error for machine counting. Gore knew the only way to figure this out was to have a manual recount of several counties ballots.
In reaction to this decision Gore and Palm Beach filed suit against Bush and Harris in Florida Supreme court demanding that the recount should go on. On November 22, Bush appealed to the United States Supreme Court against Palm Beach County Canvassing Board stating the decision was in violation of a federal statute requiring electors to be finished at a given point before the Electoral College met.
After many more suits were filed oral arguments in Bush v. Gore were brought before the US Supreme Court on December 11, by lawyers representing both sides. Due to the nature of the case the court gave its opinion in only 16 hours after hearing the arguments.
Because all the votes were being counted unevenly, with standards varying from county to county, where recounts in counties where he could have majority were not being conducted.
Bush Argued the decision went against the Constitution stating "nor shall any State Deny to any person within the equal protection of the laws.On December 12, , the United States Supreme Court, for the first time in its history, picked a president.
1 By shutting down the state-wide manual recount that had been ordered just days earlier by the Florida Supreme Court, the High Court Justices ensured that George W.
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Bush.¹ Much of the anger about the election has been directed at the five conservatives on the Supreme Court. George W.
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The case proved to be the climax of the contentious presidential race between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W.
Bush. , the day Bush v. Gore was decided, was also the state deadline for selecting electors to formally submit Florida's choice for president to Congress. at this point, just votes separating Bush. 6 BUSH v. GORE SOUTER, J., dissenting the Florida court’ s determinations in this case.
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