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Hanging chads, wild-goose chases, and the Brooks Brothers riot: the 2000 Florida recount was unlike anything in modern American history. It couldn't possibly happen again—right? #VFArchive

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Hanging chads, wild-goose chases, and the Brooks Brothers riot: the 2000 Florida recount was unlike anything in modern American history. It couldn't possibly happen again—right? VFArchive

As the Florida recount ate away at George W. Bush's margin of victory (1,784 votes . . . 327 . . . 154 . . .), the machinery of political power sprang to life. In Washington, stunned U.S. Supreme Court clerks watched justice become partisan, while in Florida, tens of thousands of citizens—thousands of them African-American—found themselves disenfranchised by misleading, faulty, and uncounted ballots, or inexplicably purged from the rolls. Zeroing in on the frenzied 36 days that followed the 2000 election, David Margolick, Evgenia Peretz, and Michael Shnayerson investigate the 'Brooks Brothers riot,' Jeb Bush's high-tech felon hunt, and the new voting machines that leave no paper trail, and ask, Could it happen again?

THE PATH TO FLORIDAAs the Florida recount ate away at George W. Bush's margin of victory (1,784 votes . . . 327 . . . 154 . . .), the machinery of political power sprang to life. In Washington, stunned U.S. Supreme Court clerks watched justice become partisan, while in Florida, tens of thousands of citizens—thousands of them African-American—found themselves disenfranchised by misleading, faulty, and uncounted ballots, or inexplicably purged from the rolls. Zeroing in on the frenzied 36 days that followed the 2000 election, David Margolick, Evgenia Peretz, and Michael Shnayerson investigate the"Brooks Brothers riot," Jeb Bush's high-tech felon hunt, and the new voting machines that leave no paper trail, and ask, Could it happen again?

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Bush's margin of victory (1,784 votes . . It was one of the most damaging of the record-setting “black summer” bush fires in Australia that killed 34 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and burned more than 60 million acres over two months. . “The things that are going on in the world right now, I just feel like people need to remember how to laugh. 327 . Barely one in 10 families in the affected region have finished rebuilding, local government data shows. .

. Planning delays, skilled labor shortages, supply chain problems brought on by the pandemic and a lack of government support are among the causes of delay. On YouTube alone, Jones’s videos have more than 50 million views. 154 . . It has also shifted the political firmament: If the opposition Labor Party wins the Australian election on Saturday, it could be in part because these once-conservative rural towns south of Sydney have shifted their allegiance out of frustration and anger. . Remo’s towering sound system brings island vibrations to the Alamo City Jones has freaked out pedestrians in Austin, Dallas and Houston as well as in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.), the machinery of political power sprang to life. Among them is a recovery effort complicated by overlapping involvement from national, state and local governments.

In Washington, stunned U.S. McBain, who was mayor of the local council during the fires. “The energy, the vibe, the people, the architecture. Supreme Court clerks watched justice become partisan, while in Florida, tens of thousands of citizens—thousands of them African-American—found themselves disenfranchised by misleading, faulty, and uncounted ballots, or inexplicably purged from the rolls. Zeroing in on the frenzied 36 days that followed the 2000 election, David Margolick, Evgenia Peretz, and Michael Shnayerson investigate the"Brooks Brothers riot," Jeb Bush's high-tech felon hunt, and the new voting machines that leave no paper trail, and ask, Could it happen again? October 2004 David Margolick, Evgenia Peretz, Michael Shnayerson THE PATH TO FLORIDA .” Image Tammie Jee and her son Mason preparing dinner in a temporary kitchen inside a shed on their property.