January 6, 2000

Published September 21, 2023

By Carter Wrenn

Jaw set Trump said, ‘Democrats have been saying for 20 years elections were stolen but not one got indicted.’

Early on election night back in 2000 TV networks announced Al Gore won Florida – later that night, about facing, the same networks said George Bush won Florida by a handful of votes. Angry politicians roared, recounts started, lawsuits flew – in the end the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bush’s favor. He won Florida by 537 votes. That same night, giving a speech, Gore said, “Over the library of one of our great law schools is inscribed the motto: ‘Not under man but under God and law’…that’s the ruling principle of American freedom. The Supreme Court has spoken. Let there be no doubt, while I strongly disagree with the court’s decision, I accept it.”

Three weeks later, on January 6, 2000, Congress met to count the Electoral College votes – a Democrat stood up, made a motion to throw out Bush’s Florida Electors. Gore, Vice President, presiding over Congress, told a joke diffusing anger with humor – ruled the motion out of order. In all, 16 Democrats made motions to throw out Bush’s Electors – Gore ruled every one out of order.

Trump didn’t get indicted because he said the election was stolen – he got indicted because after he lost in courts he set out to replace Biden’s Electors with Trump Electors. On January 6, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence put country before politics.