Capriles demanded a recount, refusing to acknowledge the official result until “every vote” could be verified.
If the recount would have continued on Dec. 9, Gore would not have picked up enough overvotes to overtake Bush.
One of my earliest political memories was watching the agonizing Florida recount of 2000.
Any doctor can recount the horrible story of someone with early-stage disease who was swept away unexpectedly within a few months.
The original sin, in my view, was Gore's attempt to recount just the votes in a few heavily Democratic counties.
It is no pleasure for me to recount these passages in my life, in which I have had to hear the "proud man's contumely."
But it would take a volume to recount all that happened to them.
So passed the days with varying incident, which it boots not to recount in detail; sometimes we saw game, more often the reverse.
The most beautiful pages of history are those which recount its deeds.
To recount them at length would be here a needless repetition.
"to tell," mid-15c., also recompt, from Old North French and Anglo-French reconter (12c., Modern French raconter), from Old French re- (see re-) + conter "to relate, reckon" (see count (v)). Related: Recounted; recounting.