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    COLUMNS & ANALYSIS
    Historic battle leaves a changing Florida changed

    The image appears familiar, yet the changes are unmistakable.
    Tim Nickens analysis
    Courts may find little haven from partisan storms
    The big loser in this year's presidential election is not Vice President Al Gore.
    Lucy Morgan column

    As we talk of uniting, divisions multiply
    Finally, mercifully, miraculously, and unfortunately for Al Gore, we have a new president.
    Mary Jo Melone column

    After days of the bad comes time of the good
    Al Gore's concession speech was the best possible under the circumstances. He said the right things very well. He did not indulge himself in one last round of "I just wanted every vote to be counted."
    Howard Troxler column

    Election showed America TV's strengths, flaws
    For TV newshounds, it has been both the best and worst of times.
    Eric Deggans column


    In deciding winner, justices lost
    In many ways, Tuesday's ruling was unusual to the point of being baffling, even jarring.
    Supreme Court analysis
    Checks reveal thousands of tainted votes
    It is impossible, however, to determine which of the presidential candidates the invalid votes favored. Story
    Experts predict ruling to spur more lawsuits
    The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that ended Vice President Al Gore's bid for the presidency also created a new standard for voting laws and procedures that is likely to lead to further suits over elections, according to legal scholars and elections experts Wednesday. Story
    Senate waits, guards against surprise
    Uncertainty about what the final speeches would say, and whether they would be final, led the Senate to hold off on naming Bush electors. Story
    Rev. Jackson: Florida is the scene of the crime
    He and other black leaders say they will target Republicans in the 2002 elections. Story
    10 reasons why Al Gore lost Florida
    Just days before the Nov. 7 election, 60-year-old Thomas Hauck and 78-year-old Charles Kane were laboring in front of a computer at the local Republican headquarters in Stuart. Story

    IT’S HISTORY
    Commemorative edition
    Click above for a look back at these historic five weeks from the pages of the St. Petersburg Times
    'We will stand together behind our new president.'
    The vice president says he "strongly" disagrees with the Supreme Court decision but will accept it. Story

    'I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation.'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Before a cheering crowd of friends, family and Texas state legislators, George W. Bush accepted the presidency Wednesday evening, saying he is "optimistic that we can change the tone of Washington, D.C." Story

    Text of Bush speech
    Text of Gore speech


    The last words
    All across the Tampa Bay area Wednesday, supporters of Vice President Al Gore struggled with their emotions. Their candidate was about to make the concession speech that could finally bring an end to an election battle that has been riveting, frustrating and downright bizarre from start to finish. Story
    A weary world hopes U.S. saga is finally over
    The media reaction shows foreign skepticism as well as fatigue. Story
    Change: $200 million
    Addressing voting problems and changing methods will be costly, an election official says. And not everyone considers it a top priority. Story
    Democrats wary of cooperating
    They say the next president's commitment to working together has got to go beyond words. Story
    For both, relatives help cushion frantic final day
    WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush and Al Gore turned to family in the final hours, a time filled, too, with the chatter of advisers and the rustle of fingers rifling through paper in search of the essence of the Supreme Court opinion. Story
    Too long to wait? It was only 37 days
    Can you believe the election dragged on this long? Can you believe it took five whole weeks for us to finally get a president? Story

    Bush under pressure to name staff, get moving
    WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush says he has chosen the top people he wants to run the White House and key Cabinet departments. Aides in Austin, Texas, indicated Wednesday that he could announce a number of top White House staffing appointments this week. Story
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    THE CERTIFIED VOTE
    Candidate
    U.S.
    Popular
    vote
    Florida
    vote
    Bush’s margin in Florida
    537
    Bush (R)
    49,820,518
    2.912,790
    Gore (D)
    50,158,094
    2,912,253
    99 percent
    of precincts
    Certified
    Sunday
     
    Exerpts from Supreme Court Justices’ opinions of Tuesday, Dec. 12
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    Top stories
    'We will stand together behind our new president.'
    The vice president says he "strongly" disagrees with the Supreme Court decision but will accept it.

    'I was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation.'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Before a cheering crowd of friends, family and Texas state legislators, George W. Bush accepted the presidency Wednesday evening, saying he is "optimistic that we can change the tone of Washington, D.C."

    'This is America and we put country before party'
    Text of Vice President Al Gore's concession speech Wednesday, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc.

    'Our nation must rise above a house divided'
    Text of President-elect George W. Bush's speech Wednesday.

    Columns and analysis
    Historic battle leaves a changing Florida changed
    The image appears familiar, yet the changes are unmistakable.

    Courts may find little haven from partisan storms
    The big loser in this year's presidential election is not Vice President Al Gore.

    In deciding winner, justices lost
    In many ways, Tuesday's ruling was unusual to the point of being baffling, even jarring.

    Around Florida
    10 reasons why Al Gore lost Florida
    Just days before the Nov. 7 election, 60-year-old Thomas Hauck and 78-year-old Charles Kane were laboring in front of a computer at the local Republican headquarters in Stuart.

    Rev. Jackson: Florida is the scene of the crime
    He and other black leaders say they will target Republicans in the 2002 elections.

    Change: $200 million
    Addressing voting problems and changing methods will be costly, an election official says. And not everyone considers it a top priority.

    Checks reveal thousands of tainted votes
    It is impossible, however, to determine which of the presidential candidates the invalid votes favored.

    The last words
    All across the Tampa Bay area Wednesday, supporters of Vice President Al Gore struggled with their emotions. Their candidate was about to make the concession speech that could finally bring an end to an election battle that has been riveting, frustrating and downright bizarre from start to finish.

    More coverage
    Experts predict ruling to spur more lawsuits
    The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that ended Vice President Al Gore's bid for the presidency also created a new standard for voting laws and procedures that is likely to lead to further suits over elections, according to legal scholars and elections experts Wednesday.

    Senate waits, guards against surprise
    Uncertainty about what the final speeches would say, and whether they would be final, led the Senate to hold off on naming Bush electors.

    A weary world hopes U.S. saga is finally over
    The media reaction shows foreign skepticism as well as fatigue.

    Democrats wary of cooperating
    They say the next president's commitment to working together has got to go beyond words.

    For both, relatives help cushion frantic final day
    WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush and Al Gore turned to family in the final hours, a time filled, too, with the chatter of advisers and the rustle of fingers rifling through paper in search of the essence of the Supreme Court opinion.

    Bush under pressure to name staff, get moving
    WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush says he has chosen the top people he wants to run the White House and key Cabinet departments. Aides in Austin, Texas, indicated Wednesday that he could announce a number of top White House staffing appointments this week.

    Too long to wait? It was only 37 days
    Can you believe the election dragged on this long? Can you believe it took five whole weeks for us to finally get a president?

    Election notebook
    20 states are missing at first Electoral College roll call


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