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Gene Smith
3 min readOct 26, 2020

How has Chuck Schumer been held unaccountable for so long?

If you are old enough to remember the Presidential Election of 2000, you should recall how you felt once you learned the outcome. Al Gore won the popular vote yet lost the Electoral College vote. This has been why an overwhelming majority of Americans favor abolishing the entity.

That was not the reason for the controversy over the election however. It boiled down to one state, Florida. Vice President Gore was originally declared the winner of the state, then the games and shenanigans began. The obvious starting point would be the Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. The Republican candidate’s younger brother.

It took the Supreme Court of the United States to decide the outcome of the election. Stop counting the votes and give Florida and the Presidency to George W. Bush. It did not have to stop there.

Congress tried to fight back

Members of the House of Representatives fought to keep the re-count vote in Florida moving forward until all the ballots were counted. After all, isn’t that what democracy is all about? let every voice be heard via the ballot box. This is the foundation of freedom.

Here is where I wind up scratching my head. Traditionally, Democrats used the tactic of “matador defense” when facing an obstacle. They let the threat go by them, and let the rest of us fend for ourselves as the bull charges. It only emboldens the bull to keep charging since there is no opposition.

House members presented a letter to the Senate opposing seating George W. Bush as President. For this motion to be heard, it required the signature from one senator, just one. Democrats had control of the senate as well. Not one senator had the courage to finish letting the people’s voices be heard.

They work for the people!

Looking at the facts, Democrats had the majority in 2000. How did any of these so called leaders get…

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Gene Smith

Juris Doctor, Retired Law Enforcement, contributor to The Ascent. Host of the podcast, “Hanging ith Uncle” #follow back followers