Provides a day-by-day summary of events during the post-election fight for the White House, beginning with the television networks who prematurely declared a winner in Florida and ending with the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended the recount and decided the presidency.
From the most trusted newspaper in the country, here is the complete story of the Election 2000 standoff that stopped American politics.Beginning on Election Day and ending with the Supreme Court decision that gave victory to George W. Bush, this important volume provides a day-by-day record of events as they unfolded. Drawing on the talents of many of the the top political reporters at The New York Times, 36 Days aims to make sense of a complex and convoluted chapter in our recent history. Along with lead stories from each consecutive day, the book includes informative and enlightening background pieces, analytical essays, investigative reports, personality profiles, and opinion pieces, thus offering students and all other observations of this election a well-rounded, fair-minded, thoughtful account. These pieces are linked by original text that highlights key developments and shifting strategies. Also included are selected excerpts from all the relevant legal opinions, statistical graphics, quotations, and sidebar stories. An introduction by acclaimed presidential scholar Brinkley adds historical perspective to this authoritative and comprehensive chronicle.