In 2000, the United States struggled with the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
Here is the oral arguments and Supreme Court Decision (this is heavy, but interesting to listen to):
For the assignment, use 2000 Bush v. Gore to discuss what YOU find most integral (critical/key) to our elections. Possibilities include:
A) Discussing the Electoral College vs. Popular Vote
B) The importance of fair and free balloting
C) The role of the state (i.e. Florida) – remember the U.S. Constitution leaves the issue of ballot/election management to the states
D) The role of the Supreme Court overseeing matters of voting (ensuring free and fair elections)
FINALLY, make sure to conclude if you see any similarities between 2000 and 2020 in your writings. Explain why or why not.
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