Get Ready. Jeb Plans To Blow Florida Votes Up To Help elChimpo--Again
"Moreover, Bush v. Gore has made candidates far more aggressive in preparing for litigation. To contest the Florida recount in 2000, Democrats and Republicans assembled legal teams on the fly. By contrast, in anticipation of a protracted legal battle this November, both the Bush and Kerry campaigns have made elaborate preparations. The Bush campaign plans to have party lawyers in every state, including more than 30,000 precincts. And the Kerry campaign has set up an unprecedented national legal network involving more than 10,000 volunteer attorneys who are already preparing litigation over voting machines, voter registration rules, and questions over which ballots are counted or disqualified. 'Every counting rule in every one of the key states is already in a binder,' says Bauer. 'All of the background work has already been done so we don't have the scramble that inevitably occurred in Florida.' "