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Oppenheim Pilelsky Joins Forces with National Accounting Firm to Tell Florida Supreme Court About New Election Held in Palm Beach County.

Fri Dec 1, 2000 by on Press Releases

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Oppenheim Pilelsky Joins Forces with National Accounting Firm to Tell Florida Supreme Court About New Election Held in Palm Beach County.

Weston, FL (December 1, 2000)

Election News Alert!-
Butterfly Ballot Update National Accounting Firm tells Florida Supreme Court a new Election can be held quickly in Palm Beach County

Miami, FL (November 28, 2000) — The national accounting firm Grant Thornton signed an affidavit today informing the Florida Supreme Court that it can supervise a re-vote for President of the United States in Palm Beach County to be conducted on December 1, 2000 with results certified no later than the next day by 5:00PM. Grant Thornton says the election would be held through the use of paper ballots, and says it will man each precinct. Only those people who voted in the Presidential contest November 7, 2000 would be eligible to take part in this re-vote.

Yesterday, the Florida State Supreme Court said it would rule on whether there should be a re-vote based on voters’ complaints that the so-called “butterfly ballot” used in the November 7 election was confusing. The Court, responding to a handful of lawsuits by disenfranchised voters, ordered legal briefs by 5pm today. The affidavit by Grant Thornton, the nation’s sixth largest accounting firm, was included in those briefs. Weston attorney Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Pilelsky was assigned the task of refuting all arguments that a re-vote couldn’t be accomplished in acceptable time. “We did our job, ” said Oppenheim. “Grant Thornton’s affidavit proves that a re-vote can be accomplished quickly and fairly.”

The voters’ lawsuits, which were consolidated into the case before the State Supreme Court, is being handled by attorney David Krathen of the Law Offices of David Krathen in Weston and attorney Gary Farmer from Gillespie, Goldman, Kronengold, & Farmer in Ft. Lauderdale.

Because neither the Democratic nor Republican parties are participating in this lawsuit, a trust fund has been set up to pay for all legal fees and costs. You can get more information at www.butterflyballotfund.com which will be up and running within 24 hours.

For more information and media interviews on today’s developments please contact Roy Oppenheim.

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