A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

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The future of the nation was hanging by a chad.

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25 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election  »

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Kevin Spacey, Jayne Atkinson, and Derek Cecil would co-star on the Netflix political series House of Cards (2013). See more »

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Ben Ginsberg states that Bill Daley's father "stole it for JFK," referring to the belief that Chicago mayor Richard Daley rigged the vote in Illinois in 1960. Kennedy would have still won the electoral college without Illinois. See more »

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Mac Stipanovich: [to Clay, who's saying the recount should continue] God damn it, you stupid son of a bitch. We're right on the goal line here.
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I Won't Back Down
Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Performed by Tom Petty
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent story of Florida Fiasco
26 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are two immutable facts that were brought out in this excellent film: one, Florida looked absolutely ridiculous in the way they conducted elections; and two, the 2000 election was absolutely stolen.

Florida will forever be stigmatized by butterfly ballots and hanging chads. The fact that election officials in some sixteen counties refused to do the machine recount as ordered shows the incompetency of our officials.

The recount notwithstanding, the manipulation of the voter roles and the subsequent disenfranchisement of 20,000 voters by the clownish Katherine Harris, played perfectly by Laura Dern, casts a permanent stain on the legitimacy of the Bush presidency.

The fact that the details of this movie were well known did not detract one bit from its enjoyment. It was compelling and exciting and the performances of stars like Kevin Spacey, Tom Wilkinson, and Dern made you forget that you knew the ending.


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