Daily Kos: State of the Nation
MT-Sen, VA-Sen: Allen and
Burns don’t believe in recounts

by kos
Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 09:11:27 AM PST
Both Allen and Burns will have the right to call for a recount, it seems. Yet given their prior public comments on recounts, we should expect them to pass.
Burns press release, 11/28/2000:

On November 28, 2000, when the Florida election results were certified, Conrad Burns said Gore “appears more and more like a man who wants to win at any cost.” Burns added, “It is time, as some have said, for Vice President Gore to stop being a litigant and start being a Patriot. The good of our nation is greater than any one man, and it is time for Mr. Gore to end these challenges and bow out gracefully.”

More Burns in the 11/30/2000 Great Falls Tribune:

At the end of November 2000, Conrad Burns said he would like to see an end to Gore’s legal efforts in Florida. Burns said, “Mr. Gore should step aside and let the Bush team begin its orderly transition to the presidency.”

And Allen on the Today show 11/8/2000:

The morning after Election Day 2000, when Florida was counting absentee ballots, George Allen said, “we’ll need to move America forward as soon
as those votes are cast.”

I’m sure these former Senators will stand by their words, and not develop a double standard now.




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