Scalia claims Bush v. Gore was 7-2.
(“It wasn’t even close,” he says.
“Get over it.”)

Scalia Rewrites History, Claims 5-4 Bush v. Gore Decision ‘Wasn’t Even Close’
By Ian Millhiser on Mar 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

During a speech at Wesleyan University last night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offered a strange revision of the time he joined with four of his conservative colleagues to make George W. Bush president:

At the end of the speech, Scalia took questions from the audience. One person asked about the Bush-Gore case, where the Supreme Court had to determine the winner of the election.

“Get over it,” Scalia said of the controversy surrounding it, to laughter from the audience.“

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6 thoughts on “Scalia claims Bush v. Gore was 7-2.
(“It wasn’t even close,” he says.
“Get over it.”)”

  1. “Gore won by 5-6 million votes.”

    Dummy. The president is elected by something we call the electoral college. There are 538 electors. 270 are needed to win.

    The Supreme Court did not decide the election. They decided that Florida law should be upheld. That’s what they did. W was elected President of the US, Al Gore was elected president of Chad. Remember Gore didn’t win a single vote count in Florida(there were three).

  2. “Dummy”- really? Do you even know who Richard Charnin is and what he does? Maybe you should go to his website even though you won’t be able to understand the blizzard of election stats on it as you are a Tea Bagging Neanderthal.
    “Florida law should be upheld”- what “law” is that, by the way? Was Jeb Bush, and Katherine Harris upholding the law when they hired Data Base Technologies and Choice Point to remove 90,000 voters from the voting roles? Was James Baker III “upholding the law” serving as Bush’s post-election pointman in Florida by later bragging, “I’m the guy that stole the election for Bush”. Oh, and great job your guy Bush did over the next eight years with dropping the ball on 9/11, lying us into two mutli-trillion dollar wars, the Patriot, and Military Commissions Acts, Guantanimo and Agu Griab, and Katrina to just mention the highlights.

  3. “jack-off” – really? Trying reading the ruling. The Supreme Court voted 7-2 that the Florida Supreme Court’s method for recounting ballots was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court also ruled that no alternative method could be established within the time limits set by the State of Florida. Three concurring justices also asserted that the Florida Supreme Court had violated Article II, § 1, cl. 2 of the Constitution, by misinterpreting Florida election law that had been enacted by the Florida Legislature.

    The Court ruled 5–4 that no constitutionally valid recount could be completed by a December 12 “safe harbor” deadline. Democrats voted along partisan lines.

    Obama expanded the Patriot act (now warrentless wiretaps on the domestic calls of US citizens); the killing of US citizens without due process, doubled the deaths in Afghanistan in less than 3 years, the largest oil spill in history (Obama rejected assistance from other countries to contain the spill< and didn't visit the site for weeks). The economy crashed under Democrat congressional leadership 2006-2010, but starting returning under Republican leadership in 2011. Obama has accumulated more national debt in just three years ($4.939 trillion) than it took for his predecessor to do in eight years. $1trillion plus deficit every year, the 14 billion plus lost on Chrysler and GM, Obamacare – instead of saving money, according to the CBO: New 10-year projected cost of ObamaCare is … $1.76 trillion.

  4. tc:

    Thanks for the complement.
    If I’m a dummy and produced this:
    … then what does that make you?

    Get over it: Bush stole it. Everyone knows it. Even you..

    Instead of telling us what Scalia and the other four R/W traitors ruled… just count the votes.
    You should count them because Bush won’t..

    Read Krugman:

    This is New York Times analysis of N.O.R.C. Florida Ballot Study.
    They were afraid to print this on the front page.
    That’s the liberal media for you.

    “But the consortium, looking at a broader group of rejected ballots than those covered in the court decisions, 175,010 in all, found that Mr. Gore might have won if the courts had ordered a full statewide recount of all the rejected ballots. This also assumes that county canvassing boards would have reached the same conclusions about the disputed ballots that the consortium’s independent observers did. The findings indicate that Mr. Gore might have eked out a victory if he had pursued in court a course like the one he publicly advocated when he called on the state to ”count all the votes.”

    In addition, the review found statistical support for the complaints of many voters, particularly elderly Democrats in Palm Beach County, who said in interviews after the election that confusing ballot designs may have led them to spoil their ballots by voting for more than one candidate.

    More than 113,000 voters cast ballots for two or more presidential candidates. Of those, 75,000 chose Mr. Gore and a minor candidate; 29,000 chose Mr. Bush and a minor candidate.

    Because there was no clear indication of what the voters intended, those numbers were not included in the consortium’s final tabulations.

    Chart Certified Florida results
    BUSH: 2,912,790 GORE: 2,912,253 MARGIN +537 (0.0087% of all ballots cast)

    Ballot standards under strategies Gore pursued; Bush still would have received the most votes If Gore’s request to recount ballots in just four counties had been completed.
    BUSH: 2,913,351 GORE: 2,913,126 +225

    If the U.S. Supreme Court had not stopped the recount in Florida.
    BUSH: 2,916,559 GORE: 2,916,066 +493

    Ballot standards under which all disqualified ballots statewide would have been reexamined; Gore would have received the most votes . . . allowing only fully-punched ballot cards and correctly marked optical-scan ballots.
    BUSH: 2,915,130 GORE: 2,915,245 +115

    Using each county’s own standard.
    BUSH: 2,917,676 GORE: 2,917,847 +171

    Also allowing dimples on punch cards and any marks on optical-scan ballots that indicate a candidate choice.
    BUSH: 2,924,588 GORE: 2,924,695 +107

    The total number of times a candidate’s name was marked on ballots determined to be overvotes.
    Gore: 80,775 Buchanan: 35,631 Bush: 35,176
    Browne: 33,363 Harris: 27,705 Moorehead: 27,648 Hagelin: 27,372 Nader: 26,922 Phillips: 24,511 McReynolds: 22,968 (Source: New York Times analysis of N.O.R.C. Florida Ballot

  5. teabagger and tc:

    I’d like to recommend a book for you guys. See Mark’s book picks on the right.
    It’s “Proving Election Fraud: Phantom Voters, Uncounted Votes, and the National Exit Poll”.
    Very informative. Lots of election stats and analysis.

    Tell your friends about it. I know you will both want to keep it forever, so don’t let them borrow it.
    Tell them they will have to buy it..

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