Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2002)




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Independent filmmakers Richard Ray Pérez and Joan Sekler direct the political documentary Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this 50-minute film examines the controversial occurrences in Florida during the 2000 presidential election leading up to the eventual administration of George W. Bush. The filmmakers examine what went wrong before, during, and after the disputed election decision. It explores the topic of voter rolls, ballot design, vote recounting, and the actions of the Supreme Court.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Peter Coyote
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Critic Reviews for Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Those who think George W. Bush won fair and square might well test their convictions against the evidence presented here.

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Presents a convincing case that the wrong man took Florida and the country.

Full Review… | October 31, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Slicker, better-documented and more convincing than most documentaries on this subject.

Full Review… | October 27, 2004
Laramie Movie Scope

The finished products are more serious and well-crafted than that, giving voice to the concerns of credible experts and eyewitnesses, and mounting relatively low-key, cautiously reasoned arguments.

October 8, 2004

The film should be required viewing for all Americans.

February 2, 2004
Boston Herald

"Unprecedented" is a great way to learn more about one of the biggest stories in American politics.

July 22, 2003
Reno Gazette-Journal

Audience Reviews for Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

As long as there has been democracies partisans have been trying to figure out how to rig or "game" the election systems. This doc easily could have been titled Election Rigging 101. New and inventive ways of taking old tricks and making them new. Covers the 2000 election and it's aftermath. If you vote on a computerized system you should be very afraid.

Bobby Diablo
Bobby Diablo

An investigation into a chain of events that had a huge effect on the outcome of the 2000 presidential election. This collection of disturbing irregularities in policy and procedure are enough to make any civil-minded American quake in their boots. We all want to know our vote is counted, but I can honestly say I don't think it has happened in awhile.


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