With Bush and Gore both still caught up in the throes of campaign posturing, Buchanan came out with a refreshingly frank admission: the excess votes cast for him in Palm Beach County belonged to Gore, not him.
Appearing on NBC's "Today" show, Buchanan said, "I don't want any votes that I did not receive and I don't want to win any votes by mistake." This position stands in stark contrast to Bush, who has refused to acknowledge *any* irregularities, much less say that he shouldn't be fraudulently elected.
Buchanan went on to say, "It seems to me that these 3,000 votes people are talking about -- most of those are probably not my vote and that may be enough to give the margin to Mr. Gore."
Since Bush's margin has shrunk to about 900 votes the disputed votes are now clearly enough to give the election to Gore. Furthermore, there are over 19,000 ballots nullified because people voted for both Buchanan and Gore--nearly twice as many invalid ballots as in the much larger county of Miami-Dade.
Buchanan did not campaign in Palm Beach County. He received 20% of his Florida vote from the county that contains only 7% of Florida voters.