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Fiasco S1E5: “Contingencies” Bibliography


36 Days: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000 Presidential Election Crisis. Ed. New York Times. Times Books, 2001.

Ceaser, James W. and Busch, Andrew E. The Perfect Tie: The True Story Of The 2000 Presidential Election, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.

Deadlock: The Inside Story of America’s Closest Election. Ed. Washington Post. PublicAffairs, 2001.

Kaplan, David A. The Accidental President. William Morrow, 2001.

Merzer, Martin. The Miami Herald Report: Democracy Held Hostage. St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

Pleasants, Julian M. Hanging Chads: The Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Recount in Florida. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Tapper, Jake. Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency. Little, Brown, 2001.

Toobin, Jeffrey. Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election. Random House, 2001.

Zelden, Charles. Bush v Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy, University Press of Kansas, 2010.


“Ballots arrive in Tallahassee,” Miami Herald, Dec 2, 2000.

Barstow, David. “Among State Lawmakers, Bickering Along Party Lines,” New York Times, Nov. 27, 2000.

Barstow, David and Sengupta, Somini. “Jeb Bush Is Said to Be Willing to Sign Bill Ensuring Republican Victory in Florida,” New York Times, Nov. 28, 2000.

Canedy, Dana. “Speaker Tempers Call for Session on Electors,” New York Times, Dec. 6, 2000.

Chebium, Raju. “Florida Legislature would pick electors if votes not certified by deadline,”, Nov. 22, 2000.

Gettleman, Jeffrey and Savage, David. “Florida Legislators Set Special Session,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 7, 2000.

Stewart, James B. “David Boies Pleads Not Guilty,” New York Times, Sept 21, 2018.

Von Drehle, David, Balz, Dan, Grimaldi, James V. and Schmidt, Susan. “For Gore, Reasons to Hope Dwindled,” The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2001.


2000 Florida Ballots Project

Florida Legislature: Online Sunshine

Florida Supreme Court



NBC News



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Associated Press



“The End Is In Sight” by Bill McKitten


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