The 2000 Presidential Election
Directed by Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler
Produced by Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler
Executive Produced by Robert Greenwald and Earl Katz
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election is the riveting story about the battle for the Presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America.
From the moment the polls opened, it was painfully clear that something was wrong. While the media seized on the controversy surrounding the poorly designed “Butterfly Ballot” much larger civil rights abuses were overlooked.
Focusing on events leading up to election day and the attempt to count legally cast votes in the days that followed, Unprecedented examines a suspicious pattern of irregularities, injustices and voter purges—all in a state governed by the winning candidate’s brother. In the end, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the Florida Court, halting the recount and casting doubt on the outcome of the 2000 Presidential Election.
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election is a cautionary tale, warning us that we must insist our elections be conducted in a manner above reproach, that all legitimate voters may exercise their franchise, and all legal votes must be counted. Anything less undermines our faith in democracy.