8346333 My Opinion: I don't think it was really necessary to delay the election for 5 days total.
8346333 There wasn't much dissenting opinions, there was only one. Which was Souter J.
8346333 This case was the first election for it to be delayed by more than 3 days!
8346333 This case had this issue for a few days, then handled by Supreme Court.
8346333 Both Bush and Gore argued.
8346333 Bush argued that recounts in Florida violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, because Florida did not have a statewide vote recount standard.
8346333 then Gore had argued, every state would have to have one statewide method of recording votes to be constitutional.
8346333 This case broke the 14th Amendment.
8346333 The Supreme Court's majority decision was 7-2. Including these people: John P. Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor and Antonin Scalia.
8346333 At the deadline of the election, there was no winner determined at the time.
8346333 So the election had to be recounted, but after it had be recounted, a lot of the votes on Bush were considered “invalid”.
8346333 The people who were recounting the votes made dots on the ballots. Some dots were a lot lighter then others.
8346333 This lefted Bush with less votes than he had before.
8346333 In 2000, election took place, the Republican, George W. Bush against AI Gore, the Democrat.