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Text: Vice President Gore on Fla. Supreme Court Order

Friday, November 17, 2000

Following is the text of Vice President Gore's announcement regarding the Florida Supreme Court's order barring the Florida Secretary of State from certifying the state's presidential election results.

As I have said all along, we need to get a fair and accurate count to resolve this election. The American people want to make certain that every vote counts and that every vote is counted fairly and accurately.

The citizens of Florida surely want the candidate who received the most votes in Florida to be determined the winner of that state. That's why I'm very pleased that the hand counts are continuing. They're proceeding despite efforts to obstruct them. And that is why the decision just announced by the Florida Supreme Court preventing the Florida secretary of state from certifying the election results tomorrow is so important.

I want to be clear. Neither Governor Bush, nor the Florida secretary of state, nor I will be the arbiter of this election. This election is a matter that must be decided by the will of the people as expressed under the rule of law, law which has meaning as determined in Florida now by the Florida Supreme Court.

Thank you.

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