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Bush Rejects Gore Attempt to Change Rules Again

Tuesday, 28 November 2000 12:00 AM

"We had a count of the vote in Florida and then a complete recount of all of those votes, then a selective hand count of some of those votes. ... The original count, recount and certification deadline are all behind us," said Hughes.

"Now, having come up short in all those counts and all those times, Vice President Gore is proposing making up yet another set of rules. Common sense does not allow it."

Hughes added that the Bush campaign felt the offer was designed to "short-circuit the amount of time we have to answer his challenge."

Hughes said that Bush would assess when he would resign from the governorship of Texas and take action "at the appropriate time."

Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer said Bush would focus "in a deliberate fashion" on choosing senior White House staff and Cabinet members. Fleischer said no timetable for choosing staff members had been settled.

Claiming that Florida has "certified a vote count that is incomplete and inaccurate," Gore repeated his proposal Tuesday to recount the entire state of Florida within seven days.

Gore's offer was first made on Nov. 15 and was rejected by Bush, who noted at the time that a total recount would be "neither fair or accurate. It would be arbitrary and chaotic."

Speaking Tuesday from his residence in Washington, Gore said that all the ballots could be counted in seven days, starting tomorrow, and said that only a "full and accurate count of all the votes" would let "our country move forward."

Gore said that he has "heard the stories" of intimidation and vote fraud spread by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, but wouldn't say whether he thought they were true. He mentioned nothing about widespread nationwide Democrat vote fraud on Election Day or in the Democrat-run hand recounts in select, heavily Democrat counties in Florida.

Gore accused the Bush campaign of encouraging "delay, obstruction and procedural roadblocks."

Recent polls have shown the public is tiring of the extended election controversy. An NBC poll shows that voters believe Bush should be named president-elect by a more than two-to-one margin, 61 percent to 28 percent.

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