On 9-3-02, Democrats.com challenged an AP story which said the media recounts showed Bush winning Florida. Thanks to YOUR complaints, the AP published a rare correction: "The story should also have noted that some scenarios showed Gore coming out ahead." But then the AP undercut its correction with this nonsense: "Gore would have finished ahead by the barest of margins had he pursued and gained a complete statewide recount." As everyone but the AP knows, the Florida Supreme Court ORDERED a statewide count of uncounted votes on 12-9-00 (as required by Florida election law), and workers assembled at county offices around the state and began counting - until the Felonious Five on the US Supreme Court ordered a halt to the count because they knew Al Gore would beat their fellow Republican - which the media recount proved. Once again, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and tell the AP to stop its Orwellian rewrite of history!
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.