Bush v. Gore case

Bush v. Gore case

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  • Bush v Gore
  • Florida Election 2000! Vote now!
  • Facts of the Case
  • . This case took place in Florida. . It was a Supreme Course study about the election recount in 2000. . Since Gore lost by about 1,784 votes (less than 0.5% of votes cast), he demanded a manual recount. . When all counties except one did the recount, Bush's margin of victory had decreased to 327.
  • Here are the facts!
  • Question before the Court
  • In this case, the issue before the Supreme Court was if the Florida Supreme Court carelessly create a new law in ordering the manual recount of votes after the legally mandated machine recount?
  • Constitutional Application
  • It is based on the 14th amendment.
  • What amendment is this issue based upon?
  • Arguments for the Petitioner
  • Recounts in Florida violates the Equal Protection Clause and the 14th amendment. This is also violating Article 2 because this Article gives the federal judiciary the power to interpret state election law in elections to ensure that the decision of the state legislature is followed.
  • Arguments for the Respondent
  • The consequence of ruling the Florida recount unconstitutional just because it treated voters differently, would provide every state election unconstitutional and that each method has a different rate of error in counting votes.
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