Al Gore can teach Trump how to 'not accept' election results

If Trump decides to not accept the election results and challenge the vote, then he should consult with Al Gore, who conducted a scorched-earth, take-no-prisoner campaign in Florida to contest the 2000 election.  Gore’s attack was the legal equivalent of Sherman’s march to the sea, or a political jihad.

Bill Salmon’s 2001 book, At Any Cost, How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election describes in detail the methods used by Gore.  Following is a summary:

1. Gore tried to disenfranchise the military voters by challenging the overseas ballots of the military.  A Democrat attorney, Mark Herron, prepared and circulated a five-page memo on the methods to challenge, such as that envelopes did not have a military postmark.  It is not the responsibility of the military voter to put the military postmark on the envelope.  Some ballots came in by Federal Express.  The Democrats challenged military votes, and Democrats lawyers were high-fiving each other when they disqualified military votes.

2. Gore filed suit to demand selective hand recounts in two to four counties where he believed he would pick up votes.  In Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, with only Stevens and Ginsburg dissenting, ruled that selective counts violate the equal protection of the 14th Amendment.  Yet the Democrats continually referred only to the 5-4 Supreme Court decision that stopped the recount in the counties selected by Gore.  Gore and the Democrats continually referred to Bush as “selected,” not “elected” due to the 5-4 decision.  They knew that this was lie because the 7-2 decision ruled that doing a recount in only a few counties each with each different standards is unconstitutional.  While the Democrats demonized Scalia and the Court, neither Gore nor the Democrats found a problem with Justice Ginsburg, whose husband contributed to the Gore campaign.

Gore and Democrats criticized the Supreme Court and continue to do so.  Gore appeared with Hillary at a rally last week where the Democrats chanted “You won” while Hillary and Algore smiled.  But they never complained about the Florida Supreme Court, all seven members appointed by Democrats, which ruled for Gore.  The Supreme Court rebuked the Florida court for changing the rules of the election after the election.

3. Gore directed a smear attack on Florida secretary of state, Katherine Harris, whose duty was to certify the election so the electoral votes would be awarded to Bush as required by Florida law, where the winner gets all the votes.  They shamelessly attacked an official who was only doing her job.  The purpose was to cast doubt on the election by attacking the secretary of state who certified the results.

4. Democrat operative Bob Beckel, who ran the 1984 campaign for Walter Mondale, who won only one state, tried to redeem himself by trying to steal electors who were pledged to Bush in states Bush won.

5. Gore did not seek to throw out the votes of felons who voted illegally.  According to the Miami Herald, 445 felons voted illegally.  But Gore chose to attack the military voters on active duty who had to vote by absentee ballots.

6. Gore conceded the election at 2:30 AM.  He then called Bush at 3:30 AM to “un-concede,” thereby adding to the English language vocabulary.

The MSM, as usual, did its part to help Gore.  Margaret Carlson said the military voters chose to live in Florida because Florida does not have an income tax.  She said on the Imus radio show that she did not want the election decided by “tax dodgers.”  No problem with a draft dodger like Bill Clinton, but a problem with military retirees who live in Florida.

NBC contributed to the Gore cause by calling Florida for Gore at 6:49 PM.  Polls had closed in Florida, except the voters in the western panhandle were still voting because the western panhandle counties are in the Central Time zone, so the polls were still open.  NBC, ABC, and CBS dismissed this as insignificant because there was “only” eleven (11) minutes left.  But a study by the Democrat Bob Beckel, and others, concluded that Bush lost over 8,000 votes due to the early call by NBC.  The polls had shown Bush as a 2-to-1 favorite in the panhandle counties, home to many retired military retirees.

In addition, the early call for Florida affected the voters on the West Coast voting for president and local races.  NBC’s obvious bias in favor of the Democrats in 2000, and continuing to the present, is best exemplified when Tom Brokaw said during the election night show, “But the critical states that we still have to win...”  He then stopped, realizing he told the truth about his support for Gore by saying “we.”  Brokaw tried to defend himself on this “slip” when criticized by the Wall Street Journal.  As they say, a “gaffe” in D.C. is when someone speaks the truth by mistake.

During Bush’s first year, before September 11, Democrats continued to attack Bush about the election.  For example, Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said: “Let’s not forget, Al Gore won the election.  If Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Jim Baker, and the Supreme Court hadn’t tampered with the results, Al Gore would be president.”  McAuliffe was rewarded by the Democrats with election to the Virginia governorship.

A corrupt MSM has viciously attacked Trump, who merely said he would wait until the election results to decide if he accepted the results.  They reported the story as if Trump was the president who refused to transfer power to Hillary.  Yet there is no criticism, or even mention, that the Democrats refused to accept the vote in Florida and the Supreme Court decisions.  Instead, they chose to disparage and attack the election process and the Supreme Court.

In summary, the Democrats in 2000 tried to disenfranchise military voters.  That should tell anyone who cares about our country that the Democrats will do anything to win, and the mainstream media will assist them.

If Trump decides to not accept the election results and challenge the vote, then he should consult with Al Gore, who conducted a scorched-earth, take-no-prisoner campaign in Florida to contest the 2000 election.  Gore’s attack was the legal equivalent of Sherman’s march to the sea, or a political jihad.

Bill Salmon’s 2001 book, At Any Cost, How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election describes in detail the methods used by Gore.  Following is a summary:

1. Gore tried to disenfranchise the military voters by challenging the overseas ballots of the military.  A Democrat attorney, Mark Herron, prepared and circulated a five-page memo on the methods to challenge, such as that envelopes did not have a military postmark.  It is not the responsibility of the military voter to put the military postmark on the envelope.  Some ballots came in by Federal Express.  The Democrats challenged military votes, and Democrats lawyers were high-fiving each other when they disqualified military votes.

2. Gore filed suit to demand selective hand recounts in two to four counties where he believed he would pick up votes.  In Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, with only Stevens and Ginsburg dissenting, ruled that selective counts violate the equal protection of the 14th Amendment.  Yet the Democrats continually referred only to the 5-4 Supreme Court decision that stopped the recount in the counties selected by Gore.  Gore and the Democrats continually referred to Bush as “selected,” not “elected” due to the 5-4 decision.  They knew that this was lie because the 7-2 decision ruled that doing a recount in only a few counties each with each different standards is unconstitutional.  While the Democrats demonized Scalia and the Court, neither Gore nor the Democrats found a problem with Justice Ginsburg, whose husband contributed to the Gore campaign.

Gore and Democrats criticized the Supreme Court and continue to do so.  Gore appeared with Hillary at a rally last week where the Democrats chanted “You won” while Hillary and Algore smiled.  But they never complained about the Florida Supreme Court, all seven members appointed by Democrats, which ruled for Gore.  The Supreme Court rebuked the Florida court for changing the rules of the election after the election.

3. Gore directed a smear attack on Florida secretary of state, Katherine Harris, whose duty was to certify the election so the electoral votes would be awarded to Bush as required by Florida law, where the winner gets all the votes.  They shamelessly attacked an official who was only doing her job.  The purpose was to cast doubt on the election by attacking the secretary of state who certified the results.

4. Democrat operative Bob Beckel, who ran the 1984 campaign for Walter Mondale, who won only one state, tried to redeem himself by trying to steal electors who were pledged to Bush in states Bush won.

5. Gore did not seek to throw out the votes of felons who voted illegally.  According to the Miami Herald, 445 felons voted illegally.  But Gore chose to attack the military voters on active duty who had to vote by absentee ballots.

6. Gore conceded the election at 2:30 AM.  He then called Bush at 3:30 AM to “un-concede,” thereby adding to the English language vocabulary.

The MSM, as usual, did its part to help Gore.  Margaret Carlson said the military voters chose to live in Florida because Florida does not have an income tax.  She said on the Imus radio show that she did not want the election decided by “tax dodgers.”  No problem with a draft dodger like Bill Clinton, but a problem with military retirees who live in Florida.

NBC contributed to the Gore cause by calling Florida for Gore at 6:49 PM.  Polls had closed in Florida, except the voters in the western panhandle were still voting because the western panhandle counties are in the Central Time zone, so the polls were still open.  NBC, ABC, and CBS dismissed this as insignificant because there was “only” eleven (11) minutes left.  But a study by the Democrat Bob Beckel, and others, concluded that Bush lost over 8,000 votes due to the early call by NBC.  The polls had shown Bush as a 2-to-1 favorite in the panhandle counties, home to many retired military retirees.

In addition, the early call for Florida affected the voters on the West Coast voting for president and local races.  NBC’s obvious bias in favor of the Democrats in 2000, and continuing to the present, is best exemplified when Tom Brokaw said during the election night show, “But the critical states that we still have to win...”  He then stopped, realizing he told the truth about his support for Gore by saying “we.”  Brokaw tried to defend himself on this “slip” when criticized by the Wall Street Journal.  As they say, a “gaffe” in D.C. is when someone speaks the truth by mistake.

During Bush’s first year, before September 11, Democrats continued to attack Bush about the election.  For example, Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said: “Let’s not forget, Al Gore won the election.  If Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Jim Baker, and the Supreme Court hadn’t tampered with the results, Al Gore would be president.”  McAuliffe was rewarded by the Democrats with election to the Virginia governorship.

A corrupt MSM has viciously attacked Trump, who merely said he would wait until the election results to decide if he accepted the results.  They reported the story as if Trump was the president who refused to transfer power to Hillary.  Yet there is no criticism, or even mention, that the Democrats refused to accept the vote in Florida and the Supreme Court decisions.  Instead, they chose to disparage and attack the election process and the Supreme Court.

In summary, the Democrats in 2000 tried to disenfranchise military voters.  That should tell anyone who cares about our country that the Democrats will do anything to win, and the mainstream media will assist them.