The Unfinished Election of 2000

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INDEX
abortion, as political issue, 45-46
Accuvote, optical scan voting systems, 188
Adams, John, 216
African-Americans
1850-1918 disenfranchisement of, 80
Democrats championing issues of, 15-16, 28-29, 52-54
electoral college based on slave-holding states, 210, 249-250
faulty voting systems for, xvi, 28
history of political support of Republican/Democratic parties, 19-21
income/religious attendance of, 53
McKinley/Gore on rights of, 41
post-election as disenfranchisement of, 236-237
racial discrimination at polls, 28, 92-95
support of Gore by, 23-24, 33
veterans of WWII lead suffrage movement, 84
Alabama Legislature, 167-168
Article II. See U. S. Constitution, Article II
Baker, James, 238
Baker v. Carr, 164-166, 170
ballots. See also voter intent
evaluation procedures, election 2000, 188-190
evaluation procedures, historical, 190-192
invalidation rates/technical deficiencies, xv-xvi, 90-92, 237
racial discrimination and, 92-95, 236-237
registration/voting procedures and, 88-91
solutions for vote disagreements, 190-192
ballots, butterfly
as deciding factor in Gore' defeat, 248
disenfranchisement of Palm Beach Jews, 76
Gore's loss of votes from, 65
partisanship and, 90
ballots, U. S. Supreme Court and
fashioning election relief, 170
impact of stopping recounts, 192-195
principle of statewide equality, 168-169
reapportionment in Alabama, 167-168
reapportionment in Georgia, 166-167
right to proper tabulation, 168
on right to vote, 169-170
ruling of "one person, one vote", 166, 170-171
Warren Court success, 168-170
black voters. See also African-Americans
Christian fundamentalism and, 53-54
Congress securing equality for, 175
economic liberalism of, 58
eight box system and, 89
loyalty to Democratic party, 44-45, 52-54
one-person, one-vote and, 171
Reconstruction-period amendments supporting, 161-162
Republican inability to address problems of, 41
state constitutions and, 79, 240
struggle for enfranchisement of, 236
Supreme Court and, 245
threats to, 60
veterans of WWII lead suffrage movement, 84
black voters, election 2000
discarding mismarked ballots of, 90 discrimination at polls, 76, 92-94

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