Friday, May 4, 2012
Bush vs. Gore
here at the Cornell University legal information institute.
here on US News. So we go to the Supreme Court. I found the actual recording of the trial right here at American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank. After many days, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to go with Bush and Cheney and do not recount the votes in Florida. This would make George W. Bush the next president of the United States. Here is how close the voting was between the two candidates, found on an external link on Wikipedia. The Florida votes on George Bush and Al Gore differed by less than 1%. Before Florida gave their 25 electoral votes to Bush, Al Gore was winning 266 to 246. One electoral college member abstained from voting. Al Gore also had received more votes in the country than Bush and had become the first president to lose the election and win the popular vote.
Here I found a radical democrat's view on how Gore would have done as president on the Huffington Post. Brent Budowsky states that Al Gore could have prevented 911, avoided the war on terror, avoided debt, and clean the Earth as well. These are all hypothetical comments but this writer believes Al Gore would have been the better leader to put it lightly. On the contrary, I stumbled upon a website which actually calls Budowsky out on his opinions here on Redstate.com. Judging by the name, the republican website simply states that coincidence ruined the Bush legacy and maybe he would have been a decent president if it had not been for 911. These were some of the more wound back comments on the 2000 election, and I found it funny to see evryone's thoughts.
here on the New York times. The case proves that actual law is more of a guideline when making a nationwide ruling. After the Florida recounts, the Florida Supreme Court issued for electronic voting rather than ballots because for some reason, and this is quoted, "the voters did not understand the ballots". I myself am just glad Alabama did not mess up their voting. We would never be able to live that one down. My tip for upcoming candidates is to not wait for Florida to be your deciding state.
Throughout my researching campaign I learned so much about this election. I thought that this project would be dumb but I had an epiphany and finally saw the light on how much fun this was. The hardest thing about my research was finding credible sources to use, because obviously this topic is open for opinion on the Internet. I don't really have an opinion on the subject, but i believe that the candidate who has the most total votes should win. The Wyoming and Maine votes should count too. The Electoral votes make many votes unseen and I think it is a bad method of picking the next leader of this country. This project made me a lot more politically aware of voting and stuff so thanks Mrs. Lawson!