"this type of old technology... used in predominately Democratic counties"
In Florida, the counties themselves are responsible for deciding what voting equipment to use. If the Democratic pols think they lost because of outdated voting machinery, they need only look in the mirror to find the ones to blame.
I believe that if it were Bush challenging a slim Gore lead, the final decision of the U. S. Supreme Court would have been the same, and Bush would have lost for the same reason as Gore just did. But I don't believe for a minute that the Florida Supreme Court would have given Mr. Bush the obviously partisan decisions that they handed Mr. Gore. Chief Justice Wells words have made that more than clear.