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How do you obtain personal jurisdiction if defendants are from another state claiming lack of personal jurisidction in federal court?

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2007-06-08 07:21:27

In Bush v. Gore the candidate Bush claims that he was the

plaintiff. Plaintiff to what? Firstly, he was never a candidate.

That's right, neither Gore or Bush were presidential candidates in

2000. They were prospective candidates to the 25 electors who were

to meet in December. Please recall: we do not have a direct

presidential election. The State of Florida has a Legislature which

has selected a popular vote method to choose its 25 electors.

Thus, the only candidates in Florida were the various "candidate

for electoral office" which Katherine Harris certifies as winners.

Even Katherine Harris (the Sect. of State) erroneously declared

George Bush the victor when she certified the state vote tally. How

could she declare Bush the winner when the electors had not yet met

and cast their votes? Was she insane? Al Gore and George Bush had

nothing to do with her certifying twenty-five electors.

Therefore, neither Bush nor Gore were candidates and the Court had

no jurisdiction over Bush's case. The only jurisdiction that the

court may have had was over one or more of the 25 electoral

candidates. The Supreme Court should have dismissed the case

because Bush had no legal standing in his demand. The Court should

have rule, "Case dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction!!"

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