Nov 7, 2000
The 2000 United States Presidential Election saw Republican Texas Governor George W Bush defeat Bill Clinton's Vice President - Democrat Albert Gore.
Gore actually received more popular votes than Bush - 51 million to 50.4 million (48.4% - 47.9%). But Bush won the electoral vote count 271-266.
George W Bush took 30 states, all in the south and west-central part of the country. Al Gore took the northeast and west-coast states, along with New Mexico in the Southwest.
There was a dispute about Florida's 25 electoral votes. The vote in Florida was so close that there were re-counts. But the US Supreme Court stepped in and ended the recount process - giving Florida to Bush.
|George W Bush||Republican||50,460,110||47.9%||271|
|John Hagelin||Natural Law/Reform||83,702||0.1%||0|
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