Brooks Brothers riot
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"Brooks Brothers riot" or "Brooks Brothers mob" is the sarcastic designation for the incident in which a set of Republican congressional staffers converged on Miami-Dade County, Florida in the disputed November 2000 presidential election, posing as a random group of outraged citizens that had spontaneously assembled to prevent the court-ordered manual recount. (Brooks Brothers is the oldest surviving clothier in the country, selling the conservative, upscale clothing favored by the staffers.)
The recount was never restarted, despite an official margin for George Bush of only 537 votes. Votes already given to Al Gore as a result of the hand count were discarded.
- Todd A. Boulanger
- Duane R. Gibson
- Tony Rudy
- Roger J. Stone, Jr. (credited with organizing the effort)
- John E. Sweeney
- Shawn Vasell
Resources and articles
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- 2000 US Presidential Election
- U.S. election irregularities in 2000
- Voter roll purge in the 2000 Florida election
- ↑ John Lantigua, "Miami's rent-a-riot", Solon, November 28, 2000.
- ↑ Website, Brooks Brothers, accessed February 2011.