Were you in Florida 20 years ago during the presidential election dispute known to history as Bush v. Gore? If so, the Florida Supreme Court Library & Archives want to preserve your recollections. An easy online form is available to upload your written submission.
November 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Bush v. Gore. The Supreme Court Library & Archives is creating a permanent archive of memories from the event. If you were a judge or court employee, election worker, journalist, lawyer, campaign worker, or were involved in some way with the Bush v. Gore presidential election disputes between November 7 and December 12, 2000, the library is asking that you complete the Election 2000 Memory Project form with your written recollections of events, work life and assignments, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, or other memories worth sharing.
Memories can include anything that stands out to you. What do you remember from that time: increased workload, teamwork and camaraderie, late nights, disrupted routines, the distraction of Florida’s recounts constantly on TV news? What memories do you have about how you felt during the chaos of the time? What was the atmosphere like in your life or at your office? Did you walk around and take pictures? Did you meet a news reporter? Did you see something interesting, funny or unusual?