The Real Flaw in Hand Counts

The conventional wisdom debunked.
Nov. 21 2000 3:00 AM

The Real Flaw in Hand Counts

They're too accurate. 

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This is why I think the procedures pursued by the Gore campaign are so harmful. They cannot serve as principles to be applied to the national vote without causing huge disruptions and invalidating the election. And there is no compelling reason to treat Palm Beach as a singular exception.  

Edward Rothstein is cultural critic at large for the New York Times.

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