Hanging Chads: The Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Recount in Florida

Hanging Chads: The Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Recount in Florida

by Julian Pleasants
     
 

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"Julian Pleasants has given us the definitive book on the disputed presidential election of 2000. Hanging Chads reveals how a badly flawed Florida ballot and the denial of a recount awarded the presidency to a candidate who lost by half a million votes in the popular count."—George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate

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"Julian Pleasants has given us the definitive book on the disputed presidential election of 2000. Hanging Chads reveals how a badly flawed Florida ballot and the denial of a recount awarded the presidency to a candidate who lost by half a million votes in the popular count."—George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate

"Julian Pleasants has provided readers with a very valuable, well researched, and dispassionate story of the very controversial presidential election of 2000 in Florida. Combining an extended introduction with informative interviews with all of the key people involved in the disputed election, Pleasants allows readers to see for themselves how events transpired in 2000. His introduction alone is worth the price of this book. Anyone interested in his fascinating story of perhaps the closest election in American history must read this book."—Reubin O'D. Askew, Governor of Florida, 1971-1979

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book is essentially a collection of interviews conducted by the author (history, Univ. of Florida) with 11 people involved in the 2000 presidential election, its recount, and the litigation that followed. A lengthy, detailed introduction chronicles the entire saga, from the adoption of the butterfly ballot to the Supreme Court's decision; also included are a table with Florida's vote totals at the county level, a complete cast of characters, summaries of the many court cases spawned by the election and recount, and definitions of legal terms. But the interviews are the heart of the book, and they mostly make for interesting if not necessarily compelling reading. Among those interviewed are lawyers, judges, local politicians, and media representatives, and they share their respective insights, sometimes tinged with partisanship, though the book itself has no thesis or point of view. A primer on the Florida election, this book offers source materials that would allow readers to draw their own conclusions. Recommended for academic libraries, especially those with collections on contemporary American history and politics. Thomas J. Baldino, Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"Julian Pleasants has given us the definitive book on the disputed presidential election of 2000. Hanging Chads reveals how a badly flawed Florida ballot and the denial of a recount awarded the presidency to a candidate who lost by half a million votes in the popular count."--George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate

"Julian Pleasants has provided readers with a very valuable, well researched, and dispassionate story of the very controversial presidential election of 2000 in Florida. Combining an extended introduction with informative interviews with all of the key people involved in the disputed election, Pleasants allows readers to see for themselves how events transpired in 2000. His introduction alone is worth the price of this book. Anyone interested in his fascinating story of perhaps the closest election in American history must read this book."--Reubin O'D. Askew, Governor of Florida, 1971-1979

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230255401
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/21/2004
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NOOK Book
File size:
25 MB
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