The Minnesota Daily

All content by George Fairbanks

Gore still optimistic, despite numerous recent legal setbacks

December 6, 2000

With his presidential ambitions nearly dead, Vice President Al Gore went public Tuesday and spoke of his deep optimism. "The effort I have underway is simply to make sure that all the votes are counted....

Gore camp challenges final count in court

November 28, 2000

Vice President Al Gore, firmly in the role of underdog, filed papers in a Tallahassee, Fla., court Monday contesting the results of Sunday's vote certification in that state. Gore and his team of lawyers...

Bush declared winner of Florida

November 27, 2000

The 2000 Presidential race is over. Maybe. Florida's secretary of state certified Texas Gov. George W. Bush the winner Sunday night with a 537-vote lead over Vice President Al Gore of the 6 million votes...

Florida high court to decide on hand count

November 21, 2000

Depending on the vantage point, the 2000 presidential election has likely been one of three things: an exercise of democracy in action, aggravating or simply comical. While the country may be getting close...

Courts hear Bush, Gore as hand-count battle continues

November 17, 2000

Day 10 and the next president-elect is still a mystery. For 18 months, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush went after one another on the presidential campaign trail. Now the two men have...

Florida Supreme Court allows hand recount to proceed

November 16, 2000

The election has been out of the hands of voters since Nov. 7. Now it has become increasingly apparent that the election is also out of the hands of the candidates. The court system and huge teams of lawyers...

Recount gives Bush lead by 300 votes

November 15, 2000

The standoff continues. America is still no closer to knowing who will be the 43rd president as the election turned a week old. Leon County, Fla., Circuit Judge Terry Lewis denied a motion Tuesday to throw...

Judge denies request to stop recount; Florida sets final tally deadline at 5 p.m.

November 14, 2000

At one moment it looks like the 2000 presidential election is nearing an end. A minute later, it suddenly appears that the country is further away than ever from knowing the identity of its next leader. Early...

Voters threaten lawsuits, Bush holds slim lead as election recount continues

November 10, 2000

In what is quickly becoming one of the most amazing moments in American history, the 2000 presidential election shows no signs of concluding anytime soon. According to The Associated Press, Texas Gov....

Dayton victor in U.S. Senate campaign, but Grams yet to concede

November 9, 2000

Although the polls show DFL nominee Mark Dayton to be Minnesota's next U.S. Senator, one candidate and his staff aren't buying it. Republican incumbent Rod Grams refused to concede the election when television...

Bush edges Gore

November 8, 2000

Andrew Johnson and Pete Johnson The tightest presidential election in nearly 40 years ended with Texas Gov. George W. Bush the victor. Garnering 271 electoral votes -- just one more than he needed to win...

Nader rallies for more support at the University this week

November 1, 2000

With his insurgency campaign holding steady at 8 percent in Minnesota polls and 5 percent nationally, Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader spent Tuesday evening at the University to drum up even...

California Senator comes to U to rally support for Gore

October 27, 2000

With the general election less than two weeks away and the results of recent polls surprisingly close, both Democratic Vice President Al Gore and Republican Texas Gov. George W. Bush are calling out the...

U saturation patrol looks to reduce homecoming misconduct

October 26, 2000

For the second year University Police will participate in a saturation patrol this Homecoming weekend in an effort to reduce drunken driving. Campus police presence will increase beginning Friday. Also,...

Audience drills Bush, Gore on issues during final debate

October 18, 2000

With the number of swing voters shrinking, both Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush saw Tuesday night's debate in St. Louis as vitally important. In the wake of the second debate, Bush...

Second debate exhibits civility

October 12, 2000

The second presidential debate took place on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday with a different look -- and attitude -- than the first. Texas Gov. George W. Bush and...

U.S. Rep Vento dies of rare lung cancer

October 11, 2000

U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento spent his entire career maintaining friendships and coalitions with people from all political leanings. So it was no surprise when Democrats and Republicans alike praised the legendary...

Dayton proposes tax deduction plan for college tuition costs

October 5, 2000

U.S. Senate candidate Mark Dayton has proposed a new way for families to help meet the increasing burden of college tuition. The Democrat's plan would offer full federal tax deductibility for college tuition...

Tax cuts, drugs top debate agenda

October 4, 2000

In recent weeks nearly every opinion poll on the presidential election has Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush in a dead heat. The two squared off in their first debate Tuesday night at...

Minnesota voting provisions simplify process for students

September 28, 2000

With the Nov. 7 election looming, University students are beginning to consider where and even how to vote. Unnecessary problems arise for inexperienced voters on election day when they show up at the...

enate hopeful says Grams is misleading

September 22, 2000

U.S. Senate candidate James Gibson held a press conference Thursday to demand a public apology from Republican incumbent Rod Grams. Gibson, an Independence Party candidate, accuses Grams of making misleading...

U of M students can take courses thousands of miles away from campus

September 21, 2000

With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, the University is one of the largest in the world. Yet its student body is not limited only to Minnesota. University students have taken course work from...

ore campaign pitches education plan to students, ignores latest scandal

September 15, 2000

Less than a month ago, Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore found himself trailing his Republican counterpart George W. Bush by 2 percent in Minnesota polls. Since then, Gore has surged back to take...

Budget request, stadium top list of U’s legislative issues

January 17, 2000

As the Minnesota Legislature begins a new session, two issues are likely to dominate the interest of University students and faculty. The first is University President Mark Yudof's request for funding. The...