August 24, 20017


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Continuing our discussion from OA3, Andrew lays the background for the most tumultuous Presidential election in modern American history, discussing the politics, history, and the legal background that led us to Bush v. Gore.
Show Notes and Links

  1. Pres. Bill Clinton’s approval ratings, 1999-2000.
  2. Voting history for West Virginia, once a reliable Democratic stronghold.
  3. A study on exit polling, with emphasis on the 2000 election.
  4. The Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000).

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Law Court Thingies
Lawsplaining

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Content

  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:01:17] (Deep dive) Bush v. Gore: A couple days after the election - Florida Recount
    • [00:05:00] Florida Election Law
    • [00:06:37] Under Votes/Over Votes/Other
    • [00:11:10] Topic For Another Show: Provisions in a contract that are unenforceable (Rental Leases)
    • [00:12:19] Hanging Chads
    • [00:12:42] Under Votes
    • [00:13:14] Over Votes
    • [00:15:45] Other Mistakes: Butterfly Ballot
    • [00:21:20] Deliberately confusing ballots
    • [00:22:58] Voter Intent
    • [00:24:38] What the Gore and Bush campaigns were thinking
    • [00:26:43] Federal law 3 U.S.C. (1), which sets deadlines for vote totals
  • [00:30:19] Outro