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For those who regard the 2000 presidential contest a stolen election, this 50-minute video documentary by Richard R. Perez and Joan Sekler supplies a dossier of revealing facts about the Florida recount, and those who think George W. Bush won fair and square might well test their convictions against the evidence presented here. The directors are far from disinterested—how could they be?—but their subjectivity is defined more by their trust in democratic institutions than by their party affiliation: Al Gore's strategy of asking for recounts in only four counties rather than the entire state is deemed both foolish and fatal. Especially telling is the video's account of how tens of thousands of black voters were illegally but strategically disqualified as “convicted felons.” Peter Coyote narrates.

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