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Update: Gore Sues Fla. Secretary of State

Monday, 13 November 2000 12:00 AM

It is this reporter's assessment that what Harris has done is correct and fully allowed and in fact mandated by the state law that requires that she "shall" certify the election by tomorrow.

However, some readers have understandably misinterpreted this analysis, thinking it critical of what Harris has done.

What I predict, even more strongly now, is that the courageous thing she has done will not withstand judicial scrutiny, simply because the mind-set of almost every judge in Florida is that what smacks of governmental arbitrariness will be struck down (one would have to practice law here for about 25 years to appreciate this). Judges typically care more for process than for the clear meaning of words. There is a reason they become judges.

Additionally, assuming what Harris has decided to do will be stopped by the judiciary, it becomes all the more critical that Bush adopt the position that was suggested this past weekend by, among others, Senator Trent Lott: Pursue a statewide hand count of

Jim Baker is absolutely incorrect that machine counting of ballots is the most accurate way to do it. This system, this type of computer, is the

Very significantly, the statewide count can still be triggered by Bush, despite the misreportage by the mainstream media that the Bush camp has missed a 72-hour deadline to ask for such a statewide count. This is false! There is a dual deadline to request this, as follows: It may be made either within 72 hours OR before the vote is certified by the Secretary of State, WHICHEVER EVENT IS LATER.

The vote has not been certified. That is something promised to be done by the Secretary of State at 5 p.m. Tuesday. It is time for Bush to take the side of the angels, which cannot possibly be characterized as anything else: Get an accurate statewide vote by hand.

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