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Insiders analyze the 2000 election in Sabato's new book

Staff Report

In Overtime! The Election 2000 Thriller, political analyst Larry J. Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at U.Va., has edited a collection of first-hand stories and analyses that offer some surprising insights into ‘the election of the century’ from people who were there.

Overtime!“Not in the last hundred years has the United States faced an election as closely contested as the race for the White House between George W. Bush and Al Gore,” Sabato wrote in describing the impetus for the book. “Because a non-partisan perspective is critical, we have created a book that we believe will be regarded as balanced and fair in its csoverage of the political campaigns as well as the post-election legal efforts.”

Chapters are included from, among others, these political analysts and participants.

• George Terwilliger, a lead Bush legal counsel, gives a detailed account of the post-election crisis from the perspective of the Bush camp, including analysis on the legal proceedings, from Florida county courts to the United States Supreme Court.

• Ronald Klain and Jeremy Bash, key legal advisors for Gore-Lieberman 2000, retell the battles that the Gore team faced during the Florida recounts, including answers to questions about the Gore strategy.

• Tom Fiedler, the new executive editor of The Miami Herald — which was at ‘the center of the storm’ — offers a revealing overview of the Florida election mayhem.

• Diana Owen, political scientist at Georgetown University, examines the news media’s dismal performance in the election-night debacle, exploring the implications of repeated mistaken calls.

• Larry Sabato and Joshua Scott of U.Va.’s Center for Governmental Studies, which Sabato founded, bring a well-rounded perspective to the text, breaking down the exit poll results and creating a brand new “Political Map of the United States” in the process.

For information on the book, see the center’s Web site at


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