AP Clarifies Harris Book Story
Fri Sep 6,11:18 AM ET
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - In an Aug. 25 story on former Secretary of State Katherine Harris' upcoming book, The Associated Press reported that some inspections by news organizations of uncounted Florida ballots in the 2000 presidential race showed George W. Bush winning more votes than Al Gore.
The story should also have noted that some scenarios showed Gore coming out ahead. For example, a vote-by-vote review of untallied ballots by The Associated Press and seven other news organizations found Bush would have narrowly prevailed in the partial recounts sought by Gore, but that Gore would have finished ahead by the barest of margins had he pursued and gained a complete statewide recount.