Mark Danner

The Road to Illegitimacy

What actually happened during the Florida vote re-count of election 2000? Investigative reporter Danner goes to Florida to report on the final, tense counting and re-counting of the actual ballots that took place after the Supreme Court decision. Interviews with key organizers from the Bush and Gore camps reveal the near-hysterical partisan bickering and the effects of the Supreme Court’s ruling to halt the recount. The essential question Who actually got the most votes? is explored with attention to how political organizations, media coverage, and party divisions heightened the tension during the most disputed election in United States history.

Melville House Publishing (September 2004)
64 pages, $8.95
ISBN-13: 9780974960968