A NY Times letter has a typical Gore fan who is still griping about the 2000 Florida election. It says, "Al Gore did request a full-state recount, but was turned down by Mr. Bush". Not true. Gore did not want a full recount. He only asked for a recount in 4 counties, and then just a partial manual recount in those counties. When the Florida supreme court decided on its own scheme for a statewide partial manual recount of undervotes, Gore supported that. But Gore never asked for a full-state recount. And it wouldn't have been denied by Bush, either. Florida recounts are based on its statutes, and any denial would be by Florida officials.