Re: Gore doesn't need Florida

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 09:10:53 MST may be right, but it is not entirely clear to me what
"appointed" means in this context. There is no mention of a
particular date the College must vote by, however. From the 12th

> The person having the greatest number of
> votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a
> majority of the whole number of Electors appointed

A link for the whole thing:

and the 20th:

I will have to ponder more. Looks like the VP takes over as "Acting
President" on Jan 20, not March 4, as I stated earlier.

steve vs

On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, John Clark wrote:

> The constitution says that the new president will be the man who receives a majority
> of electors OFFICIALLY APPOINTED by December 18. There are 538 electoral votes in
> total and Gore doesn't have a majority of them, but not counting Florida's 25 electoral
> votes there are only 513 and Gore does have a majority of those. All Gore has to do is
> drag things out with lawsuits in the courts until December 18 and then nobody would get
> Florida's 25 vote and Gore would be president.
> John K Clark

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