RE: Scalia Lies About Bush V. Gore
We had this Thomas Jefferson reenactor who came and talked recently at a function in our community, in the character of Jefferson.
An interesting thing he mentioned is how many times this has occurred, where there was a question over the votes in some state, but the FINAL OUTCOME WAS DECIDED BY THE CONGRESS.
Which is what should have happened in this case. The Florida Legislature would have certified the original vote and the whole mess would have gone on to the House of Representatives. No doubt the House would have voted in George Bush, but he would have been seen nationally as much more of an illegitimate president--making it far more difficult for him to get his way.
Scalia pre-empted that by taking the case and giving an undeserved air of legitimacy to the Bush Presidency.