ONE question: LEGALLY when does a re-vote happen?

StageLeft

No Lifer
Sep 29, 2000
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Out of 6 million in florida if there is, after re-count, a difference of only 500, will there be a re-vote legally? What about 3 people? When does it happen?
 

ride525

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Oct 14, 1999
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Re-votes don't happen just because an election is close....in fact, one candidate could win by ONE vote and that could be it.

However, a judge could throw results out, and order a revote, if voting PROBLEMS warrented it, I suppose.
 

NikPreviousAcct

No Lifer
Aug 15, 2000
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It's not a re-count. Not yet. It's a re-tally. They're retallying the numbers from each county to see if they truly added up correctly the first time. If they are, with such a close race, the law stipulates that there must be a recount. Then they'll go back and count each individual ballot. But we're also still waiting for those stupid abscentee ballots.
 

denali

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Oct 10, 1999
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It has never happened in a Presidential election. Read this account of the 1876 election. Very similar story as to what is going on now, Florida was also involved in this one.
 

SuperTool

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Jan 25, 2000
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The next president is going to suck even worse then expected. As if it wasn't enough that people don't care for either of these guys, now there will be questions about legitimacy no matter who wins this one. This will be extremely partizan 2-4 years by any measurement.
 

Russ

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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SuperTool,

You are wrong. Bush has won and, by halfway through his first term, he will be one of the most popular President's in history. Feel free to write this down, so you don't forget it.

Russ, NCNE
 

Russ

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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Skoorb,

Modern recounts never change outcomes. Bore lost. He can whine, cry, yell, scream and sue, but he lost.

Russ, NCNE
 

DarK SagE

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Oct 9, 1999
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Russ: Thats why Shrub is only leading by a few hundred votes at the moment as aposed to the few thousand he was leading with wendsday morning?
 

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