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Slip Opinion Cite as 531 U S 2000 1 Per Curiam NOTICE This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the preliminary print of the United States Reports Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions Supreme Court of the United States Wash- ington D C 20543 of any typographical or other formal errors in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No 00949 GEORGE W BUSH ET AL PETITIONERS v ALBERT GORE JR ET AL ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT December 12 2000 PER CURIAM I On December 8 2000 the Supreme Court of Florida ordered that the Circuit Court of Leon County tabulate by hand 9000 ballots in Miami-Dade County It also ordered the inclusion in the certified vote totals of 215 votes identi-fied in Palm Beach County and 168 votes identified in Miami-Dade County for Vice President Albert Gore Jr and Senator Joseph Lieberman Democratic Candidates for President and Vice President The Supreme Court noted that petitioner Governor George W Bush asserted that the net gain for Vice President Gore in Palm Beach County was 176 votes and directed the Circuit Court to resolve that dispute on remand So 2d at slip op at 4 n 6 The court further held that relief would require manual recounts in all Florida counties where so-called undervotes had not been subject to manual tabu-lation The court ordered all manual recounts to begin at once Governor Bush and Richard Cheney Republican Candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency filed an emergency application for a stay of this mandate On December 9 we granted the application treated the appli-BUSH v GORE Per Curiam cation as a petition for a writ of certiorari and granted certiorari Post p The proceedings leading to the present controversy are discussed in some detail in our opinion
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