At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election
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At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election

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Drawing on exhaustive, on-the-scene reporting and exclusive interviews with the key players - including President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney - Washington Times reported Bill Sammon has written the definitive account of the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history.
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Regnery Publishing
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Kevin Kirkhoff
This was an in-depth look at the major events surrounding the 2000 election. Gore supporters will no doubt paint the author as a Gore-hating, staunch Conservative because he says nothing bad about Bush or his backers, and Gore pretty much oozes sleaziness.

Early on in the book there's a lot of good analysis on the early vote call in Florida, and the joke disguised as the Voter News Service. The network bias in calling Gore states early while not calling Bush states for up to two hours after polls...more
This book opens by calling the recount in Palm Beach a "jihad" which should give you some idea of what stance Sammon takes on the event. It's not a bad retelling of the recount process and surrounding drama, but it's far, far from unbiased and there are times when Sammon's personal views interrupt the narrative. Too Close to Call by Jeffrey Toobin is a really great book about the same events and unless you have a need to compare two books about the same subject as I did, I don't recommend readin...more
good chronology of the election, and while i am sympathetic to the author's perspective, he makes no attempt to be objective. nonetheless, it uses facts and timelines to convincingly refute the canard that bush stole the election.
Patricia Palermo
Totally false. Anyone with any sense knows that GWB stole the election and we're still paying for it.
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