In 2000, the U.S. Presidential election was decided by one vote among only nine voters. In a notorious 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a Florida recount, effectively handing Republican George W. Bush the Presidency over Democrat Al Gore. Twenty years later, President Trump’s campaign has filed multiple lawsuits challenging the results of the 2020 election vs. Democratic challenger, and apparent President-elect, Joe Biden. With a newly minted 6-3 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court — a majority that includes 3 of the lawyers that successfully argued Bush v. Gore — could history repeat itself? Franciska A. Coleman is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and she joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 30, 2020.
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