2000 Presidential Election Case Study

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Following the nomination, Bush would go on to battle Democratic candidate, Al Gore, for the presidential nomination. This was not a clear victory for either part, and was the starting point of controversy for Bush that would remain through his presidency and so on. On Election Day 2000, news stations were inconsistent as they would declare one candidate winner and vice versa. The candidates were already neck and neck, so the tally for Florida was crucial as it was the determining factor. All focus turned to the state as several counties reported issues in regards to voting, such as confusion on ballot or misprints. This would result in an agonizing, timely process of recounting, which is done by machine mandatory state law. Republicans

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