How the 2000 Election Results Came Down to a Supreme Court Decision

How the 2000 Election Results Came Down to a Supreme Court Decision

Five hundred and thirty-seven votes.

That’s all that separated Democrat Al Gore and his Republican challenger George W. Bush when, on November 26, 2000, three weeks after polling day, the state of Florida declared Bush the winner of his 25 electoral votes in the race. as President of the United States.

After a crazy election night on November 7, 2000, in which TV stations first called the key state of Florida for Gore, then for Bush, followed by a Gore concession that was soon canceled, the results for who would be the country’s 43rd president were just too close to call.

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