"Well I would say that in the year 2000 the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process," the former president remarked. "There’s no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president."
"He received the most votes nationwide, and in my opinion, he also received the most votes in Florida," Carter added. "And the decision was made as you know on a 5-4 vote on a highly partisan basis by the U.S. Supreme Court, so I would say in 2000, there was a failure."
Originally published on Thursday September 22, 2005.