Sotomayor says some good came from court battle over 2000 election

Sotomayor: Bush-Gore case brought needed change

WASHINGTON — She’s not offering an opinion on the Supreme Court ruling that decided the 2000 presidential election, but high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor says “some good” came out of it.

The case, Bush v. Gore, cemented Republican George W. Bush as the victor in the 2000 election over Democrat Al Gore. Sotomayor says the battle over the disputed Florida presidential ballots, and the flaws that were exposed, brought “enormous” changes to the electoral process.

Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that it’s a “tribute to the greatness” of the American system of government.

She says all branches of government became involved in how to improve the electoral process.

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