Eric Alterman

While the Supreme Court’s ruling is unlikely to have much impact on the ultimate deciding of the race, it will be a spin-nightmare for the losing side. If the justices do eventually rule for Bush, the pressure on Gore will start building again immediately. If Gore wins the Supreme Court case, he will still require an astonishing string of victories coming after his two setbacks late Friday in the Florida Supreme Court. Now that the Florida court has refused to order an expedited ballot count and accepted the legality of the disputed “butterfly ballot,”

Gore will need :

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