12:37 PM - Warren Christopher acts as Al Gore's observer of the Florida recount, which will determine the next President of the United States of America. George W. Bush sends James Baker to observe. These two men, Christopher and Baker, who happen to be friends, could end up fighting each other in a struggle for the presidency. Many accusations fly in Florida, from punch holes being on the wrong sides of ballots, people being refused new ballots, to violence being threatened in the streets. Petitioners in Palm Beach County are demanding a revote.

Currently, at 12:44 PM:
--=FLORIDA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 45/67 COUNTIES REPORTING 
BUSH LEADS BY 795
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1:05pm
An emergency hearing to a Federal Court will be heard at 2:30 pm! This hearing is brought by a Palm Beach County voter who claims his right to vote was infringed upon by an "inherent unfairness" of the Palm Beach County ballot.

1:11pm
George W. Bush is still declaring victory and is accused of incredible arrogance by Al Gore as Bush begins accouncing and leaking names for his cabinet.

1:19pm
Jesse Jackson is speaking in West Palm Beach, and declaring 'Before there can be a recount, there must be a first count', essentially demanding a revote.

Currently, at 1:24 PM:
--=FLORIDA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 46/67 COUNTIES REPORTING
BUSH LEADS BY 793
COUNTIES NOT REPORTING YET:
ALACHUA, BAY, CALHOUN, CHARLOTTE,
CITRUS, CLAY, DeSOTO, DIXIE, GULF,
HARDEE, HOLMES, LEVY, MANATEE,
MARTIN, ORANGE, PASCO, PINELLAS,
POLK, SARASOTA, SEMINOLE, WASHINGTON.
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1:31
Gore Campaign Chairman William Daley and William Christopher are announcing that they are likely to make a court challenge should Gore lose in florida, due to the Palm Beach County ballot mix-ups, saying 'The presidency should not be won on a technicality.'

Currently, at 2:35 PM:
--=FLORDIA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 53/67 COUNTIES REPORTING
BUSH LEADS BY 787
COUNTIES NOT REPORTING YET:
ALACHUA, BAY, CHARLOTTE, CITRUS, DeSOTO,
GULF, HARDEE, HOLMES, MANATEE, MARTIN,
ORANGE, PASCO, PINELLAS, POLK, SARASOTA,
SEMINOLE
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2:59pm
The federal lawsuit was withdrawn as soon as the judge entered the court room. It appears this was done to instead file the lawsuit in state court.

Currently, at 4:04 PM:
--=FLORDIA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 58/67 COUNTIES REPORTING
BUSH LEADS BY 403
COUNTIES NOT REPORTING YET:
ALACHUA, BAY, DeSOTO, HARDEE,
HOLMES, MANATEE, ORANGE, POLK,
SEMINOLE
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BUSH'S LEAD SUDDENLY CUT BY NEARLY HALF.

Currently, at 4:24 PM:
--=FLORDIA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 62/67 COUNTIES REPORTING
BUSH LEADS BY 341
COUNTIES NOT REPORTING YET:
BAY, HARDEE, MANATEE, POLK, SEMINOLE
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BUSH'S LEAD SUDDENLY CUT BY NEARLY HALF.

Currently, at 9:39 PM:
--=FLORDIA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 65/67 COUNTIES REPORTING
BUSH LEADS BY 225
COUNTIES NOT REPORTING YET:
MANATEE, SEMINOLE
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
ALTHOUGH PALM BEACH COUNTY HAS
ALREADY ALLOCATED IT'S VOTES IN
RECOUNT, THEY WILL BE RECOUNTED
BY HAND ON SATURDAY
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Looks like this election will be decided by the courts, not the Plebians or Rag-Tag people, the common no-nothing-Joe on the street corner. Your vote counted, but it didn't, sorry folks, the framers really tried with this one. Really, they did...

Down to the wire... 9:41 PM:
--=FLORDIA AP RECOUNT=--
WITH 66/67 COUNTIES REPORTING
BUSH LEADS BY 229
SEMINOLE COUNTY HAS NOT YET REPORTED!
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
ALTHOUGH PALM BEACH COUNTY HAS
ALREADY ALLOCATED IT'S VOTES IN
RECOUNT, THEY WILL BE RECOUNTED
BY HAND ON SATURDAY
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--=FLORIDA FINAL PRE-ABSENTEE COUNT=--
     WITH ALL  COUNTIES REPORTING
          BUSH LEADS  BY 327     
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Election Events continue on November 10, 2000, sigh. I thought this would be over pretty quickly on November 7th. =p