Thursday April 2, 2020

Democrats optimistic as midterms move their way

With recounts in Florida looking more positive for Democratic governorship candidates and Congress votes yet to be completed, Republicans may not have the massive majority they anticipated, reports Marion McKeone

11th November, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to her supporters during her election night party in the Queens Borough of New York on November 6, 2018. - 28-year-

Eighteen years ago, almost to the day, I stood in a car park in Florida watching election officials charged with recounting votes in the chaotic aftermath of the 2000 presidential race between George W Bush and Al Gore.

Taking Florida’s ‘sunshine’ law that demands election transparency to its extreme, the hapless officials sat at a row of picnic tables, sweat pouring down their faces as they squinted into magnifying glasses, trying to distinguish between hanging chads...

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