Jennifer Altman, Pillsbury Law Firm – Forks in the Road and Legal Trailblazing

Hanging chads were a relative unknown to the American public until the 2000 race for the United States presidency between Texas Governor George W. Bush and incumbent Vice President Al Gore. Incompletely punched votes – hanging chads – resulted in a high-stakes legal dispute to determine whether 9,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County that registered no vote for president should be hand-counted…

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