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Al Gore Falsely Claims He Won Florida

Al Gore Falsely Claims He Won Florida
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Michael Dorstewitz By Monday, 07 August 2017 02:48 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Former Vice President Al Gore has something in common with other liberals: He can’t handle the truth.

While promoting “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” a cinematic sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee claimed he actually captured Florida’s then-25 electoral votes, and by extension, won the general election.

“Obviously, we could lose Venice. We could lose Florida,” HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher said to Gore Friday before throwing out his punch line.

“And who would know better about losing Florida?” Maher quipped. Gore disagreed.

“Actually, I think I carried Florida,” Gore shot back, exhibiting a huge grin. “But that’s another — we won’t go there.”

“That’s right, OK, there you go,” Maher replied in apparent agreement. “I think so too."

In a December 12, 2000, 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to Florida’s recount effort and declared George W. Bush the winner of that state by a shade over 500 votes, which ultimately gave him 271 electoral votes to become the 43rd president.

Still, the win via a court decision left a bad taste in Democrats’ mouths — including Gore's, obviously. So a joint USA Today/Miami Herald/Knight Ridder study was launched the following year, which confirmed the findings in the court’s decision.

"Bush would have won by 1,665 votes — more than triple his official 537-vote margin — if every dimple, hanging chad and mark on the ballots had been counted as votes," the study concluded.

The 2016 election was similar to 2000 in that both Bush and President Donald Trump captured the electoral votes needed to win, while coming short on the popular vote, prompting detractors to claim they stole the election from their Democratic rival.

Although both Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded defeat, Clinton has been unable to accept responsibility for her loss, blaming it on everything but her own lackluster campaign and poor messaging.

Apparently the same holds true for Gore — even to the point where he still believes he was the actual winner.

Despite having opened his new film Friday, last week wasn’t a particularly good one for the vice president turned global warming guru.

The National Center for Public Policy Research published a report indicating that his personal energy consumption far surpasses that of the average American — in one month 34 times the national average.

“While Gore encourages people throughout the world to reduce their carbon footprint and make drastic changes to cut energy consumption,” the report concluded. “Gore's own home electricity use has hypocritically increased to more than 21 times the national average this past year with no sign of slowing down.”

Gore was recently asked about Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.

"I don't know how his mind operates,” he said.

But it’s easy to see how Gore’s mind operates on climate change: Do as I say and not as I do.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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Former Vice President Al Gore has something in common with other liberals: He can’t handle the truth.
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Monday, 07 August 2017 02:48 PM
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