COUP WATCH: Bush Seeks To Block Hand Recounts, Thwarting More Accurate Count
After days of attacking Democrats for considering going to court, the Bush campaign suddenly reversed itself on the principles involved and went to court itself. Bush campaign lawyers went to federal court in Florida today, trying to block hand recounts in several counties, which were about to begin today.
Hand recounts allow a more accurate count, since machine counts miss partial punches which have been known to occur at rates well over 1 in 1,000. Thus, hand recounts could easily wipe out Bush